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The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

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Vol. 85, No. 1,8 pages 

Tuesday, June 4, 1996 

Burns takes over as interim vice president of academic affairs 

Dr. Thomas A. Burns has 
appointed interim vice president 
for academic affairs by President 
Elect Dr. Randall J. Webb. 

Burns' appointment is effec- 
tive July 1, subject to approval by 
the Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities. 

Webb said the University will 
make a permanent appointment 
during the 1996-97 academic year. 

Burns, who is also a professor 
of biology, has been a member of 
Northwestern's faculty for 28 years 



and was head of the Department of Life 
Sciences for 12 years. 

He earned his doctorate at Arizona 
State University shortly after joining 
Northwestern's faculty as an assistant pro- 

fessor of biology in 1968. 

"I have tremendous respect for Dr. 
Bums as a scholar and academic 
administrator," Webb said. "He sup- 
ports high academic standards and 
is very student oriented. He will 
work closely and effectively with 
academic administrators and facul- 
ty in continuing to improve the 
quality of Northwestern's academic 
programs and services." 

As department head, Burns was 
involved in program and curricula 
development as well as faculty 

supervision and evaluation. His duties also 
included student recruitment and problem 
solving, class scheduling, budget prepara- 
tion and allocation of financial and facility 
resources. Burns also handled accredita- 

tion reports and worked with state and fed- 
eral agencies and committees on research 

A leading researcher in compar- 
ative vertebrate physiology, Burns 
has authored or co-authored more 
than 40 major publications or pre- 
sentations to regional, national and 
international professional organiza- 

He has become a recognized 
expert in the use of Micro-Imaging 
Processing system software. This 
software is used for the manipula- 
tion of both vector and raster images 
for image interpretation and creation as 
well as for the creation of layers for use in 
Geographical Information System layers. 

Burns has also received training in 


aerial photography interpretation of color 
infrared imagery and computer mapping. 

As a faculty member he 
has obtained more than $300,000 
in grants for funded research. He 
has been a member of the 
Louisiana University Marine 
Consortium Council since 1982 
and also served as University rep- 
resentative to the Department of 
Environmental Quality Council on 
Higher Education. 

University officials 
wouldn't comment on Former Vice 
President for Academic Affairs Dr. 
Edward Graham's release from the posi- 

Webb was also unavailable for com- 
ment on the matter. 

Student hit by truck; killed outside bar KN™ suffers 

Jeremy Ekberg 

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A Northwestern student was 
killed May 16 about 2 a.m. in 
Lafayette and a man has been 
arrested in connection with his 
death as well as for the attempted 
Oiurder of two other men. 

Eric Shane Waters, 19, of 
Maurice, was pronounced dead at 
a Lafayette hospital. 

Charged with second degree 
murder and multiple counts of 
attempted murder was Robert 
Domingue, 23, of Lafayette, Marc 
Comeaux, a Lafayette police sergeant 


Domingue is accused of hitting three 
men, including Waters, with his truck after 
an exchange of words outside of 
a bar in a section of Lafayette 
commonly known as "the strip." 

"We have a lot of witness- 
es to interview, but in essence it 
was an (intentional) hit-and- 
run," Comeaux said. 

Domingue allegedly 
struck Tyson Demahy, 18, of 
Lafayette, Jeremy Norwood, 24, 
of Duson, and ran over Waters, 
who appeared to be an innocent 
bystander, an eyewitness said. 

Domingue and his pas- 
senger, 23-year old Garrett Vinning of 

Lafayette, were arrested minutes later 
near the scene. Norwood and Demahy were 
both treated at a local hospital and 

Waters had just completed his fresh- 
man year at the time of his death. 

He was a student at the Louisiana 
Scholars' College and had been elected 
Senator-at-Large for the Student 
Government Association. He was also trea- 
surer for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 
and was the first freshman to receive the 
chapter's Apollo Award for chapter service. 
Waters was also a delegate to the 
Interfraternity Council and a member of 
the soccer team. 

break-in; no 
arrests made 

Da»id Sullivan 

Over 500 graduates walk during spring commencement 

Ja neGibbv 

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A total of 502 graduates received asso- 
ciate, bachelor and graduate degrees Mav 
10 during Spring Commencement 
Exercises with Howard Heath White from 
^ascom, Tx receiving top honors for his 4.0 
Srade point average. 

White, a graduate in political science, 
s aid that is was not his intention to main- 
tain an A average. "I didn't start college 
Mth the determination of maintaining a 
4 0," White said. "I did study but I didn't 
kill myself. It was at the end of my sopho- 
more year that I began to realize that I 
•night just be able to pull it off. 

"Plus after I had done it for a while, I 
*as determined not to mess it up," he said. 
"The first two years it just happened, but 

the last two I really started working at it 
and it became a goal." 

White will attend law school after 
graduation. "My choices were law school or 
graduate school," he said. "Lawyers make a 
lot more money than teachers. I thought 
law would be the best route to go and I 
could always teach later on in my career." 

White was not the only person to be 
honored for his accomplishments. Former 
State Sen. Donald G. Kelly and former fac- 
ulty member Kenneth Larry Knotts, Sr. 
received honorary doctorate of humanities 

Kelly served five terms in the 
Louisiana Senate. He retired from the 
Legislature in 1995. During his tenure, 
Kelly secured millions of dollars in projects 
and helped develop programs that 
strengthened Northwestern and helped set 

the stage for the University's growth over 
the past decade. 

While in the legislature, he was cited 
as "Most Effective Legislature," "Best 
Sponsor of Legislation" and one of the "Top 
Ten Legislators" in polls of personnel 
familiar with the legislative process. Kelly 
was also elected into the 'N' Club Hall of 
Fame and to the Hall of Distinction at 

Knotts was a member of 
Northwestern's faculty for 19 years. He 
was assistant professor of political science 
from 1970 until 1984 and from 1989 until 
1994. Knotts was instrumental in estab- 
lishing the Dodd Series of lectures on state 

Knotts was not only a professor but an 

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On the night of May 13, a possible 
break-in took place in Northwestern's 
radio station, KNWD, and the NSU Press 
photography lab. 

According to University police, the 
alleged intruder gained access to the radio 
station through a connecting door from the 
photography lab. Detective. Douglas 
Prescott said that it was difficult to tell if 
someone either had a key or if they had 
jimmied the lock to the lab. 

"There is no apparent forced entry," 
Prescott said. "We really cannot tell if any- 
one has broken into it." 

Muddy footprints were found in front 
of the door joining the lab to the station. A 
bookshelf that blocked the two doors 
together had been moved to one side. 

Since the linking door to the radio sta- 
tion couldn't be opened, the intruder 
removed the ceiling panels and climbed in 
over the top of the wall from the photo-lab 
to the radio station. 

Although muddy footprints were also 
found inside the radio station, nothing was 
reported stolen or damaged. 

"Even though nothing was taken, we 
are going to have dead bolts installed in all 
the doors to make sure this doesn't happen 
again." Buddy Wollfarth, general manager 

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Tuesday, June 4, 1996 


.Theater department holding try-outs 
'for summer productions 


Campus Connections 

Freshman Connection 

Northwestern's Freshman Connection Orientation program will be held 
June 6 - 7 and 20 - 21, and July 1 - 2 and 18 -19. The program allows incoming fresh- 
man to learn about the University, pre-register for their classes, take placement tests 
for English, math and reading classes, and get adjusted to college life. 

Parents are encouraged to attend Parent Connection, to receive answers 
concerning financial aid, student services, majors and career decisions, and parent- 
ing a college freshman. 

Both students and parents will meet with university administrators, facul- 
ty, staff and students. 

The fee for Freshman Connection *96 is $60, which includes four meals, 
lodging and any general medical care that may be needed. For more information 
about the program, call (318) 357-5559. 


Auditions for the Northwestern summer dinner theater's production of 
"Guys and Dolls" will be held June 9 at 2 p.m. and June 10 at 7 p.m. on the main 
stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Auditions are open to both Northwestern 
students and the general public. 

The musical by Frank Loesser was recently revived for the third time on 
Broadway and many critics consider it one of the 10 best musicals created for the 
New York stage. It has won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Lyrics, and 
Best Book, and has also received the Drama Critics Award. 

Songs such as, "Luck Be a Lady" and "A Bushel and a Peck," are included in 
the musical's score. 

Performances will be held July 11 - 14, 18 - 21 and 25 - 28. For more infor- 
mation about the auditions or tickets, call 357-6891. 

The University Bookstore wants 

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For all your campus needs, 
textbooks, supplies and N5U clothing. 

Welcome Freshman Connection! 

We are looking forward to helping you during you years at 
Northwestern State University. 


Rec complex opens Graduates 

Jeremy Ekbcrg 

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Northwestern's Robert W. Wilson, Sr. 
Recreation Complex is now open for the 
summer. Anyone who is enrolled for in 
summer school or was enrolled in the 
spring can use the complex free of charge 
with a NSU ID. 

The complex includes an Olympic-size 
swimming pool, a nine hole golf course, 
four tennis courts and a pavilion area that 
can be used by any chartered organization 
on campus, according to Liz Carroll, 
Assistant to the Director of Student 

The complex opened for the summer 
season on May 25 and will be open until 
sometime in August. The rec complex is 
open Tuesday through Sunday from noon 
until 5:00 pm. 

Memberships are available to non-stu- 
dents, or a one-time fee of $3 on weekends 
and $4 on weekdays can be paid to use the 
facilities. Non-students must pay a daily 
fee to use the facility, $3 on weekends and 
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continued from page 1 

intelligence operations specialist in the 
United States Air Force from 1955 
until 1963. He was also a member of the 
Southeastern Asia Treaty Organization 
Joint Task Force engaged in intelligence 
gathering and serving as a briefing spe- 
cialist. Knotts served on the Bienville 
Parish School Board where he was Board 
president and vice president. 

Others to receive honors were 18 stu- 
dents who graduated with a grade point 
averages of 3.7 or better. Another 18 stu- 
dents received Board of Regents' 
Certificates of Excellence. Certificates are 
awarded to each student who completes 
the Board of Regents' suggested course 
work in general education with a grade 
point average of 3.0 or better. 

The commencement speaker was 
State Rep. Joe R. Slater of Florien. 

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Mind Science of the Mind's Nathan 
Larson in a candid interview 


Mind Science of the Mind takes time out to talk about their new project 

lesa thompson 

Current Sauce 

Mind Science of the Mind features 
some names that you just might be famil- 
iar with, Nathan Larson of Shudder To 
Think, the Dambuilders' Joan Wasser and 
Kevin March, and Mary Timony of Helium. 
They got together one day to make a little 
music, and the end result is Mind Science 
df the Mind. Believe it or not, the group 
was able to have their CD written and 
recorded in only two weeks. 

Somewhere in the middle of his busy 
I schedule, vocalist^guitarist Nathan Larson 
found the time to squeeze in a phone inter- 

You know I had to take an instant lik- 
ing to Nathan when he started off by say- 
ing that he loves New Orleans and it's his 
dream to have a house and just "be there in 

| the Garden District or something." 

He went to school in Washington D.C. 

' and currently resides in New York. Surely 
Nathan and the rest of Mind Science will 

I l>e finding their way down south on their 

I upcoming tour to support the CD. 

So, until you get the chance to check 
'em out live, here's a little Mind Science of 
the interview type to keep you busy: 

LT First of all, where did you guys get 
the name of the band from? 

NL: Well, I'll tell ya...I don't really 
know! There was one episode where Mary, 
who is in a great band called Helium, 
started banging on this xylophone that she 
had. She was just really exhausted; we 
were all completely tired. Anyway, she just 
had this really intense, kind of scholarly 
look on her face and we all started calling 
her the mind scientist. It's one of those of 
things that when you're punchy and it's in 
the middle of the night, it strikes you as 
funny for some strange reason. So we all 
started saying "Mind Science" and I just 
sort of liked the phrase and the repetition 
of the word "Mind." Since then, I 've found 
out that Mind Science is an actual thing. I 
wouldn't call it a religion, but it's an actual 
field of study associated with phrenology. 
Do you know what phrenology is? 

LT: Not hardly. 

NL: I'll set it up for you. Phrenology 
was the study of, well, it's total B.S. first of 







(across from NSU) 

all. Anyway, it was a 19th Century thing 
where they had this totally hair-brained 
theory that you could feel someone's head, 
feel the shape of their head and the lumps, 
and determine their level of intelligence 
and personality all from the size of their 
head. Total B.S. An off-shoot of that was 
called "Mind Science" and I think it was 
actually another word for phrenolo 


LT: Anyway, 
what made 
you guys | 
decide you 1 
wanted to 
together on 
this project? 

N L 
Well, I went to 
high school 
with Mary. 
Then she moved 
off to Boston and 
her roommate 
there was this girl 
Joan, and so I've 
known them for a 
long time. Later on 
we got into our respec- rr ^ 
tive bands and we start- V* 
ed doing okay, moderate-\^>- 
ly okay, but I'd always 
wanted to work with these ladies. 
Eventually I just said, "Well, why don't we 
book some studio time and just do a 

LT: Is this a one-time deal, or will 
"Mind Science" happen again? 

NL: Yeah, for sure. I love playing with 
these people. I'm so lucky to be able to play 
with these girls. They're amazing. 

LT: Will yall go out on tour to support 

NL: Yeah. In fact, we're planning on 
doing something in July. We plan on 
doing that in July and hopefully doing 
another record next year. 

LT How was this whole thing done in 
just two weeks? That doesn't seem like 
much time. 

NL: No, it's not, but you can do it. 
See. the way that I like to do stuff is that if 
you place parameters around your working 
environment and put restrictions on your- 
^elf. then you're sort of forced to. You're 
lite, "Okay, now I have to do this within 

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this certain amount of time" and you've 
just got to do it. It's put up or shut-up. 

LT: What's the difference for you 
between being in "Mind Science" and 
"Shudder to Think?" 

NL: In this con- 
text I'm doing some 
singing, which I had- 
n't done before, and 
don't normally do in 
my band. I think 
the singer from my 
band, Craig, is a 
fantastic singer 
and I don't really 
feel like I can 
add much to his 
work, because 
he's so great. 
So, yeah, it's 
me singing 
and the 
ments are 
a little 

straighter. We 
able to bring in 
more traditional kind of song 
structures and a little more classic 
kind of melodies. The main thing with this 
was that there was no pressure on this 
thing. We didn't even know if it was going 
to come out, had no idea. So, we just kinda 
didn't give a [damn] and did whatever felt 
natural to do.... 

LT: What are some of your main 
musical influences? 

NL: David Bowie, Queen, Otis 
Redding, Prince and the stuff I really 
love— classic soul and funk stuff. That's 
all stuff that I was into when I was 
younger. I even used to listen to metal. 

LT What's the deal with the lyrics on 
the "Mind Science of the Mind" CD? 
NL: What do you mean? 
LT: They're kind of obscure, out-there 
I guess. They're not at all the straight for- 
ward "Somebody ran over my dog today 
and now I'm sad" kind of lyrics. Weird, but 
with a definite touch of something sinister. 

NL: Oh, yeah. My stuff is just as evil 
as some of the Death Metal stuff that's out 
there now. I mean, isn't it? 

LT Definitely. But doesn't it bother 
you that people may not get whatever it is 
that you're trying to say? 

NL: Not at all. It really doesn't con- 
cern me at all. People can interpret it any- 
way they want to. 

LT I can see from the CD cover that 
you know how to play pretty much any 
kind of instrument. 

NL: Yeah, just not well! Okay, actu- 
ally, I'm pretty much self-taught. I learned 
bass and guitar when I was younger 
through the punk thing. I basically just 
jumped around with it and banged it on 
stuff until I finally made some music with 
it, and kind of took it from there. 

That's lucky for us, and now there's 
"Mind Science of the Mind" around to 
prove it! 


Tuesday, June 4, 1996 

Current Sauce 

Page 4 


■The Current Sauce has the 
'latest music reviews 


lesa thompson 
Current Sauce 

Mind Science of the Mind 
Epic Records / Sony Music 


First of all, let me 
state this clearly in 
order to avoid any 
chance of a possible 
Mind Science of the 
Mind is NOT a Metal 
CD. Now I know what 
you're all saying— "Oh 
my God, she's finally 
turned her back on 
Heavy Metal!" Well, that's outright blas- 
phemy in my book, so you'd better not even 
think it. 

At any rate just trust me, Mind 

Science of the Mind was 
worth yanking my head out of 
the mausoleum for. The lyrics 
are somewhat obscure, yet 
still creepy enough to keep my 
interest. They make my head 
spin (literally) with the possi- 
bilities— "What does it mean? 
every time I think I know 
exactly what it's all about, I 
find a new twist in the 

Songwriter Nathan 
Larson admitted to me that he likes to 
leave the meanings of the lyrics up to any- 
body's own interpretation "so as not to 
penalize the listening experience." There's 

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The first track on Mind Science is 
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a bit more mellow than the first track and 
it reminds me of listening to music that 
you just don't hear anymore. The vocals on 
this track are especially impressive. 
There's a lot of emotional stuff going on 

"Your Human Spine" is fairly mellow, 
with a lot of range in the vocals. The drum 
beat reminds me of something from the 
Swing Era. It's kind of an odd compilation, 
but it works. 

"Science Of The Mind" starts off with 
a kind of tapping noise that would certain- 
ly cause insanity in any one forced to listen 
to it for too long a time. Then, the song 
kicks in and it's all up hill from there. This 
is one of the ones I like best on the CD. 

"Dutch Ghost Reclamation Of The 
City Of New York" is a way-out-there track 
that's got more going on musically than 
you could possibly imagine. There's some 
violin work going on here but I swear, you 
won't mind it. I think this is one of the 
best tracks on the disc. 

"To The Tender (Beauty 
Marks/Blisters)" covers a lot of ground. At 
one moment it brings The Cure to mind, 
but the next thing you know, you're listen- 
ing to one of those old-timey crooners. 
Granted, it's weird, but altogether it's an 
impressive tune. 

The backing vocals on "Do You Rule?" 
will have you either wailing right along 
with them, or hating it. Either way, this 
is probably one of the, uh, heaviest (?) 
tracks on Mind Science. It's in direct com- 
petion with the song "Alwass" for my pick 
as the No.l tune on the disc. Nah, on sec- 
ond thought, "Alwass" wins. The vocals on 
it are probably the best on the CD. 

Anyway, to sum it all up, I say go out 
and get Mind Science of the Mind. There 
are so many musical styles covered here 
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Child abuse: conviction equals castration 

The Bottom line 

An are wMart in 

I have been trying for some time now 
to get away from topics that I didn't have 
any hard facts or figures on, but I have to 
throw caution to the wind on this one and 
shoot from the hip. 

I was in my incredibly "challenging" 
health ed. class and we got started dis- 
cussing child abuse. There are a lot of non- 
traditional students in my class, many of 
whom have children, and I heard them 
talking about what they would do to some- 
one who might molest one of their kids. 

The comments all seemed to center 
around the death of the molester before 
they could even get to trial. 

Sounds pretty harsh, huh? 

Try not harsh enough. 

Adults who molest children are the 
lowest of all the infected minds that walk 
this sick earth. And I can't see anyone 
making excuses for that kind of behavior. 

The topic came up that when child 
molesters go to prison that the other 
inmates really "have it in" for the sick per- 
verts. I have heard this before. 

Something else that I have heard 
about this is that the child molesters are in 
some cases separated from the rest of the 
prisoners. To keep them safe, you know. 

What kind of logic is this? 

You get convicted of molesting an inno- 
cent child, tainting their life and damaging 
them psychologically and the state (which 
essentially means us, the taxpayers) will 
guarantee you a safe and happy prison 

To hell with that! 

I think that if you go to jail on a child 
molestation charge and the convicts want 
to beat the hell out of you or make you the 
"prison sweetheart of cell block C, then so 
be it. 

If your prison career consists of a lot of 
time spent bent over in the shower because 
of a child molestation charge, tough. You 
should have thought of that before you 
started feeling romantic about your 4-year- 
old next door neighbor. 

What kind of message are we sending 
society when child molesters are given 
preferential treatment in prison? Go 
ahead, rape our children, we'll sit on our 
asses and do nothing. 

If you get convicted of child molesta- 
tion, maybe you should die. Sounds really 
harsh, but why should an individual be 
allowed the opportunity to molest again if 
they get paroled? 

Get arrested on molestation charges, 
go to trial, get convicted and get taken 

somewhere secluded and shot in the back 
of the head. KGB style justice. 

Bet people would think twice about 
asking little kids to dig things out of their 
pockets, wouldn't they? 

What about castration as an option? 

Works for me. Maybe a lack of "prop- 
er equipment" would put a damper on 
someones efforts to molest a child. I saw 
my brother's dog settle down in a big way 
following what I termed as his "unfortu- 
nate operation." 

Maybe I should lighten up some. 

After all, child molesters are people 
too, right? 

Perhaps they should have a choice 
between castration and death. That 
sounds like a pretty fair plan. 

All in all, it just really frustrates the 
hell out of me that child molesters aren't 
treated any harsher than they are. The 
government takes a stand on the problem 
by making convicted child molesters notify 
their neighbors of the fact that they are 
disgusting, bottom-feeding vermin that vic- 
timize children. 


I admit that something is a lot better 
than nothing, but stiffer sentencing and no 
protection after they get into jail seems like 
a better deterrent to me. 

What it all boils down to is the gov- 
ernment needs to do a better job of protect- 
ing our children from these real-life mon- 
sters by punishing them to the extreme. 

Tuesday, June 4, 1996 

Current Sauce 

S ports 

Bean takes home All-America honors NSU Baseball players earn recognition 

Terrance Bean, one of Northwestern's high jumpers, won All-America honors May 30 
with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 

Bean, a junior, cleared 7-1 but missed three attempts at 7-2 1/2 and had to settle for 
ninth place. He finished third at the NCAA Indoors in March, but missed a month of the 
outdoor season due to a broken right hand that required surgery in April. 

He won the 24th All-American award in Leon Johnson's 14 seasons as the Demon 
track and field coach. 

"It's always great to earn such an honor," Johnson said, "but to be honest, Terrance 
is really disappointed because he believed he was capable of winning. 

"He missed too much training because of the injury and surgery, and I think it had 
an effect tonight," Johnson said. 

Bean won the Southland Conference championship two weeks ago, clearing 7-3. He 
got over 7-4 1/2 indoors to provisionally qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, upcoming in 

Also competing was senior Sidney Montague. He was 16th in the long jump, record- 
ing a 24-3 1/2 mark and qualified with a career best, 25-10, April 27. 

Montague also is a provisional qualifier for the Olympic Trials. 

"Sidney had a great career for us," Johnson said. "I know he would have liked to 
finish higher in his only NCAA meet." 

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One of Northwestern's baseball players, Nick Simokatis, was named to the Louisiana 
Sportswriters Association All-Louisiana baseball second team and to the All-Southland 
Conference first team. 

Simokatis, a senior from St. Louis, batted .352 with eight home runs and 52 runs bat- 
ted in for the season. He also became Northwestern's single-season record holder with 18 
hit by pitches. His 19 career hit by pitches ranks second all time behind Terry Joseph's 
30. Joseph was the 1995 Louisiana Player of the Year and owner of three single season 

"Nick had an outstanding senior season, despite playing with a knee injury most of 
the year," Dave Van Horn, head baseball coach, said. "He was the team leader and seemed 
to always get the key hit when we needed one. He is definitely deserving of this honor." 

Robert Hewes, a junior from Mesa, Ariz., was also named to the Louisiana 
Sportswriters second team. He batted .310 with 54 runs scored, 67 hits, 49 runs batted in 
and a school record 47 walks. His 54 runs scored was the most in a single season by a 
player other than Joseph. 

"I'm really happy for Robert and Nick," Van Horn. "They worked hard this year. 
These two set the tone for us on offense and were our top two hitters with runners on 

Four other Northwestern players were named to the All-Southland second team. 
Shortstop Tony Pezely, a junior from Salt Lake City; third baseman Fred Ortega, a junior 
from New York; and pitchers Zach Martin, a senior from Roxton, Texas, and Rick 
Metcalfe, a junior from Brockville, Ontario. 

"Pezely and Ortega gave us steady defense on the left side of the infield all season 
long," Van Horn said. "Martin and Metcalfe were the backbone of the pitching staff. We 
could count on those two to give us a quality start every time they- pitched." 

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"In the area of academics, we are going 
to be looking at potential reorganization, to 
give it [academics] a more traditional 
structure," said the new president of 
Northwestern, Dr. Randall Webb on some 
of the ideas and directions that he has for 
Northwestern in the years to come. 

Webb, who recently became the 
University's 17th president, has his hands 
full this summer. He is not only faced with 


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of KNWD, said. 

KNWD has also coordinated with 
University police to have more security 
checks at night by patrolling officers. 

According to the police, the identity of 
the intruder is still unknown at this time. 

the arduous task of taking over presiden- 
tial responsibilities, he is currently run- 
ning his old office, Dean of Instruction and 
Graduate Studies. When asked about nam- 
ing a new head for that office, Webb com- 
mented that no successor had been 
appointed as of yet. 

"We will probably be looking at divid- 
ing those duties, possibly a Dean of 
Graduate Studies and Research and dis- 
seminating some of the duties to the 
department," he said. "Heads for the 
undergraduate students." 

lisa Hix 

College Press Service 

University of Oklahoma graduate stu- 
dent Steve Weygandt recalls chasing a 
series of tornadoes through Kansas. 

The lead tornado, lean and elegant 
like an elephant's trunk, raced through the 
countryside on April 26. 1991. Weygandt 
raced along with it, zigzagging along sec- 
tion lines. 

The phenomenon enthralled 
Weygandt and his companions. Then, they 
realized-the tornado was headed for 
Wichita, Kan. The chasers got caught in 
traffic as the tornado hit a nearby town, 
Haysville, Kan. 

"What we could see looked like pieces 
of paper flying," Weygandt said. "But I 
knew it was parts of a building." 

For the first time, Weygandt under- 
stood the destructive power of tornadoes. 
The tornado plowed over Interstate-35. hit 
the outskirts of Wichita and headed toward 
the suburb of Andover. 

The chasers lost the storm. It got dark. 
They listened to the radio to hear how bad 
it was. 

Seventeen died, and 225 were injured. 
The tornado demolished a trailer park, 84 
homes and 14 businesses. 

As high as the fatality number seems, 
tornadoes kill fewer people today than they 
did in the past. Tornado deaths in the 
United States have declined since 1925, 
according to statistics from the National 
Weather Service. The following years show 
peak amounts of deaths: 

• 794 died in 1925 

• 361 died in 1974 

• 94 died in 1986 

• 33 died in 1993 

Chasers contribute to the continuing 

"The more we see and study, the more 
we can learn about tornadoes, the more we 
can help people," Weygandt said. 

John Dutch, Norman fire chief and 
director of civil defense, said OU storm 
chasers help civil defense by relaying infor- 

Oklahoma's natural laboratory draws 
meteorologists from across the United 
States. Hot air from the northwest deserts 
forms a seal over Oklahoma, preventing 
storms from forming. When moisture from 
the Gulf of Mexico breaks the seal, violent 

With the outgoing Alost administra- 
tion, Webb is very pleased with the co-oper- 
ation and help he has received from not 
only Alost, but from the entire school as 

"I appreciate the benefit of Dr. Alost's 
wisdom during this time," Webb said. "And 
also for the fact that he has allowed me the 
opportunity to move into his office during 
this transitional period and become accus- 
tomed to functioning in this new environ- 

As for the students, Webb is very 

storms often occur. 

"This is the best place to see thunder- 
storms and tornadoes," Weygandt said. 
"The stuff you see here-there is nothing 
else like it in the world." 

Chasers keep an eye out for a specif- 
ic sort of strong winds, high moisture levels 
and atmospheric instability-the ingredi- 
ents of a tornado. 

The tornado season begins in mid- 
March and ends in mid-June. Once 
chasers forecast a severe thunderstorm, 
they pack up their equipment and head 

Often, they leave before the storm 
forms, hoping they will see a tornado. They 
collect data on lightning, temperature, 
pressure, moisture, wind direction and 
wind speed. They study tornado structure. 

Jonathan Finch, an OU meteorology 
graduate student, said chasing helps him 
forecast future tornadoes more 

"If on a certain day, I don't see a tor- 
nado when I thought the ingredients were 
there, I try to figure out why there weren't 
any tornadoes," Finch said. 

Most chasers love atmospheric phe- 
nomena. They love seeing tornadoes and 

Jerry Brotzge, OU meteorology gradu- 
ate student, said roughly 10 graduate stu- 
dents, 10 undergraduates and a handful of 
faculty chase. They chase for enjoyment as 
well as academic studies. 

Weygandt is a meteorology doctoral 
student and staff researcher for the Center 
for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. He 
creates computer models used to predict 

"Chasing is a way of seeing in the real 
world what we are trying to see on the 
computers," he said. 

Weygandt likes the challenge of fore- 
casting and anticipating where a tornado 
will form. 

"It's like a big jigsaw puzzle, and you 
have to put all the pieces together," he said. 

Meteorology graduate student Jerry 
Brotzge also researched by chasing. He 
chased for the Verification of the Origin of 
the Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 
sponsored by the National Severe Storms 

Chasers rarely see tornadoes. 
Twisters are usually visible for about five 
minutes, but their visibility can range from 
seconds to an hour. 

Weygandt said trained meteorologists 
face the most hazards from lightning and 
driving. Jack Caster, a 41-year-old cam- 
eraman for KOTV in Tulsa, was killed April 
22, when the car he was driving slid off a 

aware of the problems and needs of the 
student population. "I want to keep NSU's 
policy of where students come first," Webb 

Many plans are being discussed with 
the faculty, everything from housing to the 
enormous parking problem. 

"When I came to Northwestern," Webb 
said. "I lived in the old west wing of 
Caspari and if the funds are available, I 
would like to see some of the buildings 
[dorms] renovated, and especially Caspari, 
but only if it is feasible." 

rain-slicked highway. 

The actual tornado is a different story. 

"It's not as dangerous as people might 
think," Weygandt said. "Everyone thinks 
we're totally crazy, that you have to have a 
death wish to go out.' Though chasers are 
experts at dodging death tornadoes can 
cause, that doesn't eliminate the fear of the 

"I worry about it," Weygandt said. "I 
can get myself out of the way, but I can't 
move a building. If a tornado has a house 
in its sights, there's nothing you can do." 

Chasing may seem more glamorous on 
the big screen, as in the newly released 
movie "Twister," starring Helen Hunt and 
Bill Paxton. 

But Finch said most chases are boring. 
Trained meteorologists see a tornado on 
about every eighth chase. When they do 
see a tornado doing damage, the devasta- 
tion can be shocking. 

Weygandt chased the Tulsa tornado of 
April 24, 1993. The chasers knew they 
faced a destructive storm. The twister 
killed seven people in northeast Tulsa. 

Weygandt said he saw the devastation 
on the way home after dark. School buses 
lay on their sides, thrown onto the inter- 
state from where they were parked. 

About 30 ambulances blared sirens 
and flashed lights, and three helicopters 
shined spotlights. Frames stood where 
buildings had been. Piles of debris stood 5- 
feet and 10-feet high. 

"It was like a disaster movie," 
Weygandt said. "I had never seen anything 
like it before. It was mind boggling to pic- 
ture that much destruction." 

Seeing the injured can be more shock- 
ing than material devastation. Weygandt 
encountered his first victim in the Sept. 2, 
1992, tornado south of Lexington. 

When chasers drove over a hill, they 
saw a dirty red column swirling. 

"I saw what looked like a board in the 
road," he said. Then it sat up. It was a per- 
son sitting in the road." 

A pickup truck had turned over. The 
cab was crushed. 

The driver had been thrown out the 
window and onto the interstate. The man 
was in shock. For five minutes, he did 
nothing but mumble. He had a gash over 
his eye and a deep cut on his lower back. An 
ambulance took the man away, and the 
chasers continued the chase. 

"It really shook me up," Weygandt 
said. "Tbrnadoes are so elusive-a needle in 
the haystack-until you have seen one first- 
hand, you have no concept how powerful 
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Page 8 

Music Reviews 

continued from page 4 

are upon us, and not a moment too soon. 

Ya know it almost strikes me as being 
kinda weird, having to review a CD like 
this. I mean, my inherent reac- 
tion was to say, "Nah, no point. 
Everybody in the world is 
familiar with the warlike and 
hostile sounds of Pantera." 

Then I got to thinking, 
well what about all those poor 
saps who might say, "Yeah, but 
what if they don't sound like 
before? What if it's not what I 
expected?" (Does the phrase 
"sell-out" ring a bell? Of course 
it does). But let me set your mind at ease— 
This is absolutely the most brutal album 
you could possibly try to deafen yourself 

Once you pop The Great Southern 
Trendkill into your stereo, there's no turn- 
ing back. Phillip wastes no time reminding 
us exactly why it is that his is the voice 
behind Far Beyond Driven, the album 
that's sold over 2 million copies world wide. 
If you want outright aggression, he's the 
man you need to listen to. But 111 tell you 
something else— Phillip's also got a range 
to his voice that I don't think a lot of people 
are willing to give him credit for. A bit of 
this range is evident on the song "10's." 
Not only can Phillip push his voice to cover 
a lot of territory, but his vocals carry a lot 
ofemotioninthem. Need proof? Checkout 
the tune "Suicide Note Pt. L" You'll be 
ready to open your own veins before it's all 
over with, it's so depressing. Just don't get 
too comfortable with the idea— "Suicide 
Note Pt. II" comes right behind it and won't 
let you get off nearly that easy! 

Then of course, if it's aggressive guitar 
work that you're looking for, Dimebag's 
your man. The axe-work on The Great 
Southern Trendkill is nothing less than 
the musical carnage Pantera fans all over 
the world have come to expect. Dimebag 
Darrell gives us a killer groove to jam with 

on "Drag the Waters," as opposed to the 
fast and furious tempo of "Living Through 
Me (Hells' Wrath)" and "(Reprise) 
Sandblasted Skin." 

Let's not forget the rhythm section 
either. Bassist Rex and drum- 
mer Vinnie Paul can hold their 
own with anybody, and come out 
way ahead of the game. Check 
out the songs "The Great 
Southern Trendkill" and "13 
Steps to Nowhere" and youll 
understand exactly what I 
mean. 'Nuffsaid. 

So even if you're strapped 
for cash (what college student 
isn't?) that's no excuse. Believe 
me, The Great Southern Trendkill is more 
than worth all the extra chores youll have 
to do in order to save up some grub. 

Oh yeah— Pantera will be kicking off 
the world tour in June and are going to be 
accompanied by White Zombie and EYE- 
HATEGOD (one of my favorite bands!). Be 
sure to check them out July 11 in New 
Orleans at the Lakefront Arena, July 12 in 

Houston at the 

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Pavement Music 

got together in 1991 in, of all places, 
Argentina. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm 
sure La Argentina's a very nice place. It's 
just that it's not exactly the first place that 
comes to mind when you think of hard-hit- 
ting, knock-you-down Death Metal. But 
believe me, that's exactly what youll find 
on Irrational. 

Vocalist Jorge "Kascote" Vazquez goes 
at the lyrics like he's trying to eradicate the 
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the sheer aggression in his voice. I took 
one listen to Irrational and immediately 
ranked Kascote as one of the best I've ever 
heard. He's somehow found a way to cap- 
ture total vocal annihilation without sacri- 
ficing one single scintilla of the quality of 
his voice. His originality carves for him a 
niche among the best of the best, guaran- 

Furthermore, I'm always interested 
not only in how a singer gets his message 
across, but also in what it is that he's actu- 
ally trying to say. Stupid lyrics don't excite 
me at all, and I often find them more bor- 
ing to listen to than anything else. But 
lyrics are another one of Perpetua's strong 
points on Irrational. They seem to have a 
hell of a lot to say about the world around 
them and everyone in it. 

Perpetua's guitarist, German 
Biondo, is able to achieve a sound that's 
both raw and polished at the same time. I 
know that this probably seems like a con- 
tradiction in terms, but somehow, concern- 
ing the guitar work on Irrational, it's real- 
ly not. Biondo gets some pretty interesting 
sounds on the disc, and he seems like he's 
not afraid to take a chance on something a 
bit different if he feels that it works. And 
believe me, all the noise on Irrational 
works. From the bass lines of Diego 
Rodriguez to the synthesizers in the mix, 
Perpetua's Irrational has it down tight. 

In essence, Irrational is one of those 
CD's that you just have to add to your col- 
lection. Otherwise, you'll be missing out on 
one of the best releases of 1996. 

Third Stone 

Hammerhead Records 

You just gotta admire a band whose 
liner credits read, "special thanks to our- 
selves - without whom none of this would 
be possible." 

Now, when a band can back-up that 
kind of attitude with actual talent, as is the 
case with third stone, then it's obvious that 

we have a winner on our hands. Well, you 
know me, I love a band with attitude, espe- 
cially when they actually have a reason for 

The latest third stone release, hack , 
covers a good bit of musical territory. If 
you're an avid reader of my column (of 
course), then I'm sure you've realized by 
now that I only classify music into two 
major categories— Metal and "other stuff." 
(Otherwise broken down into "The things 
that do not suck" and "The things that 
do."). Now, with this in mind, I'll say this 
much about hack— it may not exactly fit 
into the Metal category, but it still goes 
under "The things that do not suck." It's 
absolutely worth checking out. Third stone 
cross the boundary between Metal and 
Rock, and have just enough of either sound 
to keep the fans of both genres happy. 

Some of the heavier tunes include 
"worms," "mortal coil" and "nothing," which 
has some really cool vocals. The heaviest 
tune on hack is "i.o.w.a." and is my pick for 
the CD's best song. It's got a lot of groove 
and the growl-type 
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"Soft spot" gives 
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guy who doesn't 
carry equipment) 
Bryce Johnson a 
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The only down 
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could even be called that, is a 12-minute 
live version of a song called "smeg." (Sorry 
guys, but I just don't have that kind of 
attention span. Who knows?— Maybe I suf- 
fer from that Attention Deficiency Disorder 
I heard about on 20/20. Or at least as much 
of it as I could stand to sit there and 
watch.) So in all fairness to third stone, it 
may have more to do with my mental insta- 
bility than anything they did in the song- 

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say the CD jams and it's definitely worth 
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The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Delaney, six 
others to be 
inducted into 
La. Sports 
Hall of Fame 
See pg. 7 


Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, June 18, 1996 

Northwestern Athletic Director retirement announced 

| Northwestern will lose one of its cor- 
nerstones in the area of athletics later this 

On June 30, Athletic Director Tynes 
Hildebrand, who will again retire, had a 
44-year affiliation with the University. 

In a letter to President Randall Webb, 
Hildebrand reflected on the several years 
Northwestern played an important role in 
his life. 

The letter is as follows: 

"As of June 30, 1996, I will be resign- 
ing my position as athletic director at 
Northwestern State University. My 44-year 
relationship with this great university is a 
source of tremendous pride and apprecia- 
tion for my family arid me. 

I arrived at Northwestern; a student 
athlete in 1950 with much hope and many 
dreams. Looking back over the past five 
decades I can honestly say that many of 
these goals have been exceeded. 

Northwestern State is a haven for 
great people, and I've been extremely fortu- 
nate to learn and work with some of the 
best, Dr. John Kyser, the first president for 
whom I worked as basketball coach, was a 
tremendous educator. Jack Clayton was 
the athletic director who hired me, and I 
will always remember his sense of fairness 

white treasuring his friendship. 

Legislators such as Rep. Jimmy Long 
and Sen. Don Kelly have spent a great deal 
of their time helping Northwestern obtain 
funding, steps which have allowed us to 
improve our athletic facil- 

During my 14 1/2 
year tenure as athletic 
director, we developed an 
outstanding internship 
program. These young 
men and women wore 
many hats during, their 
stay and I am proud that 
they now hold key posi- 
tions in athletic depart- 
ments throughout the 

Our teams have com- 
peted successfully in the 
Southland Conference 
despite having the 
league's smallest budget. 
This is a tribute to our 
coaches, who are to be 
commended for their 
teaching techniques that allow them to 
consistently get the most out of their tal- 

The athletic department undertook a 
serious approach to fund raising in the 
early 1980s, and our success in this area 
has allowed us to continue to field compet- 
itive teams Natchitoches has supported 
this university more 
than the population of 
any other conference 
school.. Our graduates 
have donated funds and 
offered their support, 
two attributes which 
have figured greatly in 
our success. 

During my 15- 
year basketball coach- 
ing career, I spent many 
hours with some of the 
finest young men this 
university has ever pro- 
duced. My respect and 
love for all of them has 
grown through the 

My wife and two 
sons graduated from 
Northwestern so the 
university has indeed been like a family to 
me. I will forever be grateful for what this 
institution has meant to me, and am forev- 


er thankful for the opportunities it has 
allowed me to enjoy God bless to all and ... 

Webb acknowledges Hildebrand and 
his many accomplishments as a fellow 
Northwestern alumnus and university 

"Tynes and Julia Hildebrand rank 
among the finest people it has been my 
pleasure to know," Webb said. "I not only 
count Tynes as a dear friend, I consider 
him to be a top-notch administrator. Under 
his capable leadership Northwestern's 
intercollegiate athletics program has 
grown and prospered. This is a tribute to 
Tynes love for Northwestern as well as his 
leadership skills." 

"I asked Coach Hildebrand to consider 
remaining as athletic director for a few 
months until we were able to select a 
replacement: however, I respect his deci- 
sion to retire at this time and leave the 
interim responsibilities to someone else," 
Webb said. "I wish him and his family the 
best in the future. I encourage Tynes to 
offer his wise counsel to me and continue 

Hildebrand cont. pg.8 

NSU students participate in federal archeological project 

Some of Northwestern's archaeologi- 
cal students really dig their work at Cane 
River Creole National Historic Park site. 
The National Park Service recently began 
a one-month archaeological search for arti- 
facts and clues into the history of the 
Magnolia Plantation site. 

This dig marks the first phase of a $4 
million federal project to turn part of the 
160-year old plantation into a historic 
preservation area within the National 
Park Service system. The special resource 
study will identify and evaluate alterna- 
tives for managing, preserving, interpret- 
ing historic structures, sites and land- 
scapes within the Cane River area of 
northwestern Louisiana. 

According to crew chief, Marc 
Tiemann, the diggers are currently testing 
the soil for hot spots. 

"We're drilling auger tests every 25 
feet," he said. This is a test where you 
drill a hole one foot in diameter with an 
auger bit. After they dig the hole, the stu- 
dents go behind them and sift the dirt to 
check for artifacts. Then we take the infor- 
mation and draw up distribution maps 
which tell us where the hot spots are on 
the site." 

"We are trying to systematically test 
the entire property," Tiemann said. "Once 
We draw up our maps and analyze our 

materials, well come back out and dig real 
excavation units." 

At this stage of the dig, significant 
artifacts haven't yet been found. 

"We've found mostly bricks, ceramics, 
nails and glass so far, nothing real signifi- 
cant, he said. "We've found a few features, 
possibly a brick pier. However, we already 
have an idea where the hot spots are going 
to be." 

Northwestern's students are partici- 
pating in this dig as part of a cooperative 
agreement with the National Park Service. 

"It's a cooperative agreement that the 
National Park Service has with universi- 
ties in the areas that we investigate," 
Tiemann said. "So usually well try to work 
up an agreement to hire local students to 
participate. The students can earn money 
and get experience in their field." 

Angelica Kraushaar a Scholars' 
College senior from Alexandria seems to 
enjoy "playing in the dirt." 

"I'm measuring the layers of soil 
where it changes color," Kraushaar said. 
"Then I compare it to the samples in the 
book and record all the information down. 
It's not the most exciting part of the job but 
I do get to back fill ( put the dirt back into 
the holes)." 

The crew will finish this phape of the 
project by July 3. 

Northwestern's professor of anthropology, Dr. Hiram "Pete" Gregory 
(right) looks on as students Jay Gray (middle) and John Rawls (left) 
record their findings 

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Tuesday, June 18, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Freshman Connection 

The second session of Freshman Connection, a summer orientation program for 
incoming students will be June 20-21. Two additional sessions will be held July 1-2 
and 18-19. 

The two days of activities include preregistration for fall classes and placement 
tests in math, English and reading. By preregistering for fall classes, students can 
schedule classes at their convenience before classes fill. When they return for the fall 
semester, the registration process will be complete except for fee payment. 

A parent orientation program, Parent Connection, will also be held simultane- 
ously to answer questions that parents may have about university life. Sessions for 
the parents will include discussions on parenting a college freshman, financial aid, 
student services, majors and career decisions and more. 

The incoming freshman will be assisted by current Northwestern students who 
will work directly with incoming students to answer questions and help them 
through the start of their college career. 

The fee for Freshman Connection '96 is $60 which includes four meals, lodging 
and any general medical care that may be needed. 

Miss Louisiana Results 

A Northwestern student finished in the Top 10 in the annual Miss Louisiana 
Scholarship Pageant, last Saturday in Monroe. 

Fair ah Reyna, Miss Louisiana Forest Festival finished in the Top 10. Reyna was 
fourth runner up. 

Leigh Cole, the current Miss Louisiana Lagniappe and Rose Anne Triggs, Miss 
Natchitoches - City of Lights, won non-finalist talent awards. 

Northwestern was also represented by Jennifer Fox of Haughton, the current 
Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet, and Christy Moncrief of Natchitoches, Miss 
Louisiana Sportsman's Festival. 

The University bookstore wants 

you to have 

For ail your campus needs, 
textbooks, supplies and NSU clothing. 

Welcome Freshman Connection! 

We are looking forward to helping you during youryears at 
Northwestern State University. 

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With over nine Northwestern pro- 
grams up for elimination, recently chosen 
Northwestern President Randall Webb 
has his hands full. 

Webb has several goals he would like 
to see accomplished during his presidency. 

"Probably first and foremost, I would 
like Northwestern to emphasize excel- 
lence in all the facets of its operations 
[such as] teaching, providing services for 
students," he said. "Beyond that it comes 
to any portion of the University's opera- 
tions that has to do with our relationships 
with people. This is something that I con- 
sider to be extremely important." 

Webb further explained that he 
would like to see the faculty emphasize 
and promote excellence. 

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are not heard by the people who can do 
something about it. 

"I want an excellent system of com- 
munication from the University leader- 
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Northwestern s Dinner Theater to perform "Guys and Dolls" 

The sights and sounds of New York 
City in the 1950's will come to life in 
Northwestern State University's Summer 
Dinner Theatre production of "Guys and 
Dolls" July 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28. 

NSU Theatre Creative Director Dr. 
Jack Warm's goal is to present this fable 
just as it was meant to be portrayed. 
"Damon Runyon's characters are bigger 
than life and they are much more fabulous 
than realistic," Warm said. "So when you 
have people named Harry the Horse, 
Angie the Ox, and Nicely-Nicely, they are 
considered characters in every since of the 
word. In all aspects of the show, I intend to 
present the fable that it was intended to 

"I don't want it to appear totally real- 
istic," Wann added. "It's about an era, so 
the costumes will be more colorful than 
colorful, the settings will be vivid with 
vibrant colors and the entire production 
will look more cartoonish where every- 
thing is a little bolder than in an ordinary 
musical. From the director's stand-point 
this is the production of a fable." 

Wann has named his cast and crew for 
the play. Debra Fontenot will be the stage 
manager, while Jim Hart will be the tech- 
nical director. 

Brother Michael David Elverstrom 
will be doing the artist design and Chrissy 
Wright is back this year to choreograph 
the show. "We are hoping to do a lot of real- 
ly fun things with some very familiar num- 
bers particularly with 'Sit Down Your 
Rockin' the Boat,"' Wann stated. This is 
Chrissys second year to choreograph our 
summer show. She did an exceptionally 
good job the last time she was with us. She 
is able to work fast and well with people 
who do not have a lot of dance training." 

The "Guys and Dolls" cast consists of 
Stephanie Hodgdon as Sarah Brown, 
Richard Rudd as Sky Masterson, Seine 
Liles as Miss Adelaide, Ryan Glorioso as 
Nathan Detroit, Randy Thompson as 
Benny Southstreet and Dale 
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Jhan Joiner as Priscilla and Annie Fackler 
as Martha. Brandon Mitchell will play 
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Max and John Dollar is Angie the Ox. For 
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mellow music tends 
to either irritate my 

nervous system or bore me to the point of 
tears. But I can honestly say that the 

Bludgers' Better Off At Home doesn't do 

Although the sound is laid-back and 
easy-going, the Bludgers are musically tal- 
ented enough to keep my interest. The 
many acoustical sounds on this record, 
including the acoustic bass work, gives a 
fullness to the Bludgers sound. Better Off 
At Home isn't lacking anything at all. 

With their bluesy feel at times, this is 
definitely the music you should listen to 
when you're in the mood to take your shoes 

off, relax and chill out for a while. It's a big 
switch from the hostile sounds that I ordi- 
narily listen to, but hey, even I need a 
break from time to time. And if I have my 
druthers, this is precisely what 111 be 
spending my quiet time listening to. 

The vocals are excellent with a good 
groove. The vocals for "Tomorrow in 
Australia" bring to mind the Counting 
Crows in a much better, not whiny and 
aggravating, kind of way. Let me explain it 
to my regular readers this way— if you 
want to listen to someone who can actually 
sing the lyrics to his songs, rather than 
growl them out at the absolute bottom of 
the mix, then I recommend the Bludgers to 
you strongly. 

If you're into bands who can cause 
their instruments to make music instead of 
noise, then Better Off At Home is the 
record for you. Be sure to check out the gui- 
tar work on "History of the World." Youll be 
impressed with what you hear in this one. 

Lyrically, I think the best songs are 
"Rules In This Town," "Too Much Joy," and 
"It's About Time." (Being a bit close-minded 
at times, I know I tend to sometimes rag 
certain bands a little bit too harshly 
regarding their lyrics.) But fortunately for 
the Bludgers, Better Off At Home has 
given me no cause to do such a thing. 

Now, I'm not into labeling bands 
enough to know whether the Bludgers' 

Better Off At Home should be put into the 
alternative category or not. (I think "Roots 
Rock" is the term used in the bio.) 
However, what I do know is that this defi- 
nitely classifies as actual music— not 
"grinding" or "pounding" anything— just 
good ole music. 

m So how's that for a change? I know, it's 
unbelievable. But you should give the 
Bludgers a chance and check out Better Off 
At Home. I think youll be quite happy you 
did and besides that, you know you have to 
love a band whose name means "someone 
who sponges free drinks and bums smokes" 
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kind of somewhere between the two. Its 

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Tuesday, June 18, 1996 


Our View 

The "buzz" on campus lately seems to involve the poten- 
tial movement of Scholar's College from their comfy little home 
in what will soon be the "new and improved" Russell Hall to a 
much less-specialized Williamson Hall, current home of the 
Division of Business. 

The university's motivation behind this move apparently 
stems from efforts to try to get the Division of Business accred- 

Well, if the school has to unseat the LSC to keep a pro- 
gram as large as the Division of Business on campus, then the 
move should without a doubt be made. 

It is important for NSU's future to keep as diverse a range 
of programs on this campus as possible. President Webb has 
mentioned his dedication to trying to keep programs here, and 
this is a great opportunity for him to take measures to prove 
that dedication to the students and alumni. 

The university, along with Webb, should also begin mak- 
ing moves to show the students that it is concerned with the 
student body as a whole, and that it will not accommodate a 
very small, yet vocal contingent of liberal arts students when 
a bigger program is at stake. 

Current university numbers show something like 250 to 
300 students enrolled in LSC, while there are around 1,300 
business majors (those numbers do not reflect the number of 
business minors and people who have to take business courses 
in their core). 

Combine these numbers with the fact that Russell Hall 
has over twice the square footage of Williamson and the move 
suddenly begins to look very logical. 

Yes, all of the renovations to Russell were made with the 
intention of moving the LSC back into the building, but hey, 
life can be a real bitch sometimes and we don't always get 
what we want or what we think we deserve. 

The university needs to look beyond local and campus pol- 
itics and do what is right for the student body as a whole and 
do anything possible to keep the Division of Business on this 

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Government needs to "butt-out" of tobacco industry 

The Bottom Line 


One of President Clinton's little pet peeves 
appears to be smoking. He has made stopping smok- 
ing one of his token goals in order to further waste 
taxpayer money and make his sloppy, backwoods ass 
look better. 

Well, I don't think that the "war" on smoking is 
a particularly good, bright or even necessary move. 

Admittedly, smoking is not the best habit that 
one can pick up. Studies have shown rather conclu- 
sively that smoking does all kinds of nasty things to 
your lungs, throat, etc., etc. 

But, since when is it the government's place to 
determine when or how we poison ourselves? 

Perhaps the regulation of smoking in public 
areas has its place, since non-smokers definitely need 
to have the right to protect themselves from other 
people's poisons, but the Clintonistas need to get out 
of the rest of the issue. 

One of the arguments for government regulation 
of the tobacco industry is that the tobacco companies 
manipulate the amount of nicotine that is in their 

Probably so. I wouldn't doubt it. But, why 
should the government get involved? 

No one forces anyone else to smoke. Everyone 
knows the risks involved with starting smoking. I 
sincerely doubt that anyone in the world, with the 

exception of people who may be frozen in glaciers, 
does not know all of the risks, including addiction, 
that go along with smoking. 

This being the case, what does it matter if the 
tobacco companies manipulate their products? 
Should it be the government's place to level the play- 
ing field for everyone all of the time? 

The answer to that is a big "no." Everyone has 
come to rely on our oversized government to bail us 
out of any kind of difficulty that we may encounter. 
Well, it sure as hell should not work that way when it 
comes to things like smoking. 

It you put yourself at risk, then you should have 
to pay the price. The government should have better 
things to worry about than your cancer-infested ass. 

People also argue that this ineffectual war on 
smoking should continue due to all of the health costs 
generated by tobacco-related cancers and other ill- 

Nope. Wrong again. 

Want to cut the cost of health care for people who 
smoke? Don't pay for illness or cancers that have 
been brought about by smoking. And what about 
long-term care for people who will not quit, despite 
the fact that is continuing to damage their health? It 
should not exist. 

If you have a tobacco-related illness and you 
were alive when tobacco products first displayed a 
surgeon general's warning, then screw you. No 
health care. You did it to yourself and there is no 
sense in people with a clean bill of health having to 
pay for your mistakes. 

It is not right for the government to continue to 
ask its citizens to pay for the mistakes and follies of 
others. If you know that you are poisoning yourself, 
then we, the rest of America, should not have to pay 
for it. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 1996 

Music Reviews cont. 

really upbeat music with a lot of energy. At 
times it reminds me of Concrete Blonde, 
but other times it brings back memories of 

The first track is called "Doing It for 
the Kids." The lyrics don't altogether knock 
me over, but it has a good tempo. This song 
will definitely make you want to dance 
around, or just jump around the way those 
of who don't know how to dance. You know 
what I mean. 

The second tune on Chateau is "(I'm a) 
Space Girl." This is the one that really 
stayed with me after listening to the CD 
the first time. This is the kind of song that 
youll find whizzing around in your head 
from time to time for absolutely no reason. 
Then once it's there, you won't be able to 
get it out. 

Although "Rib Tips" has really weird 
vocal action, the percussion's pretty cool. 
"Mescaline Drive," with its rather raw 
vocals, was a big hit with me right away 
because it reminds me of a friend. It also 
seems to be something that could come 
from the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction with 
Debbie Harry (Blondie) on vocals. I know 
it's an odd combo, but that's where this 
song puts me. 

"Stoner Girl" is easily the best song on 
Chateau. I love the vocals and it changes 
tempo in all the right places, with a killer 
chorus. Once again the lyrics don't appear 
to be about any particular thing, but you 
won't notice unless you make it a point to 
pay attention. Otherwise youll just get 
caught up in the music and the tempo 

A mellow tune called, "The Devil 

Killed My Daddy," again reminds me of 
Debbie Harry in the vocals, isn't a bad 
thing. The vocals fit well with the music 
and I liked the chorus. I know the "catchy" 
sounds cheeseball, but it's the word that 
comes to mind when listening to it. 

"People Like You" has the most to offer 
as far as the lyrics and has a lot of energy. 
If you're the type of person who uses music 
as a pick me up on sluggish days, this one 
ought to work well. 

Overall, I can see Free Range Chicken 
as a band that many college kids (forgive 
me!) would get into. It's kind of alterna- 
tive—only a hell of a lot better. If you dig 
music that's energetic and off the wall, 
then Free Range Chicken's Chateau 
should be right up your alley. 

Malevolent Creation 
Joe Black 

Pavement Records 


Add this one to 
my list of Things 
that are Killer in 

Joe Black, the 
latest release from Malevolent Creation, is 
a heavy disc indeed— I'm telling you, 
you're gonna need help picking this baby 
up off the shelf. But it'll be worth all the 
strain and hemorrhoids you're sure to suf- 
fer. Joe Black is an awesome collection of 
old demo material, a couple of new tunes 
and even a killer cover of Slayer's "Raining 

Blood." Youll definitely want to add this to 
your collection of musical mayhem. 

However, you'd better hurry and order 
it— only 10,000 copies of Joe Black are 
going to be printed. Thus you'll not only be 
investing in a cutthroat album, but also be 
getting your grimy hands on a collector's 
edition as well. (And you thought good 
things didn't happen in Natchitoches.) 

If you want to add Malevolent 
Creation's Joe Black to your stack-o-stuff, 
then youll have to call Pavement Records 
with a Visa or Mastercard in hand and 
order it directly from them. The number is 
1(800)874-0229. (Commit it to memory— 
that's the number you'll need to order all 
your stuff directly from Pavement— includ- 
ing the new Perpetua reviewed last issue 
that I know you're just dying to spend your 
hard-borrowed money on.) Besides, what 
else are you gonna spend money on in 
Natchitoches— meat pies?? 

Don't answer that— let's just get on 
with the tale-of-the-tune. (Boxing refer- 
ence. Get it? Tale-of-the-tune/Tale-of-the- 
tape. Ha-ha. Yeah, I know, I crack myself 
up, too.) Anyway, the first song is "Joe 
Black," and itU make you want to go out 
and wreak havoc on anybody foolish 
enough to stand in your way. It's kind of an 
"ode to" song about one of the band mem- 
ber's dad and is totally intense. It makes 
you wonder why it is that some ever 
decide to have children in the first place. 

Next up is "Self-important Freak," 
another one of the new songs, is hard hit- 
ting straight up from the canvas. It opens 
with one of those somebody's stabbing me 
in the stomach growls, and only gets more 

hostile as it goes. You will love this one— 
the lyrics open up with "You're the leader 
of the [buttjhole race." 

"Sadistic Perversity" is the third track 
on the disc and the last of the new stuff. 
It's rather groovy and sexy (in a sadistical- 
ly perverse sort of way) and I think the 
name pretty much says it all. It starts off 
groovy and ends up, sadistic. What more 
do you need? 

"No Salvation," "To Kill" and "Tasteful 
Agony" are re-mixes taken from the 
Eternal album. Been there, done that? 
Don't think so— these are techno re-mixes. 
Youll have to hear 'em to believe 'em. 

Next on the agenda is "Genetic 
Affliction" taken from the 1993 demo. This 
one's got guitar work to die for (or from), 
and it's one of the more pugnacious ones on 
the disc. You probably don't want to stand 
too close to the stereo when this is on. 

Malevolent Creation does a version of 
"Raining Blood" that you just won't be able 
to get out of your head for weeks. If you 
thought the Exorcist was something when 
the chic spun her head around, check out 
this song. It's nothing short of a musical 

"Remnants of Withered Decay" and 
"Impaled Existence" are both 1990 demo 
stuff, and they'll waste no time reminding 
you why it is that you started listening to 
this type of music in the first place. 

So there you have it, Estelle. Or at 
least you have all the info you need about. 
Now acquire a credit card and call 
Pavement for a copy today. Otherwise, 
"May the fleas of a thousand camels infest 
your armpits." 

Northwestern s Alumna receives national recognition from Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Melissa Mabou, a 
1996 graduate from 
Deville, has been named as 
the 1995-96 recipient of the 
Mabel Lee Walton 
Leadership Award by 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 
National Sorority. She 
received the award at the 
chapter's annual Founder's 
Day ceremony from 
National Collegiate Vice 
President Jeanne Johnson. 

"The Walton 
Leadership Award is the 
highest award that a colle- 
gian can receive and Tn 
Sigma was especially 
pleased to present the 
award to Melissa because 
of her outstanding contri- 
bution to the sorority and 
Greek community at 
Northwestern," Johnson 
said. "We believe that she 
will also take these same 
leadership characteristics 
with her for continued 
involvement in her commu- 
nity and will make a differ- 
ence there also." 

Mabou was honored 
for her leadership abilities 
in the sorority, on campus 
and in the community. As this year's recip- 
ient, she will chair the Collegiate Advisory 

"With members of our Greek commu- 
nity gaining national recognition the qual- 
ity of the leadership within our Greek sys- 
tem is shown," Reatha Cox, 

the development and enhancement of lead- 
ership skills among collegiate sorority 

Mabou was previously honored by her 
chapter with the 1995 Eve Mouton 
Outstanding Senior Award. Before gradu- 
ating, she served as PanheUenic president 

and was active in the National Order of 
Omega, Purple Jackets Honor Society, 
Student Government Association and the 
Freshman Connection program. A Deans 
List student, she was named to Who's Wh° 
Among Students in American Universities 
and Colleges. 


Melissa Mabou receives the Mabel Lee Walton Leadership 
Award from Sigma Sigma Sigma National Collegiate Vice 
President, Jeanne Johnson 

Northwestern's Greek adviser, said. 

The Mabel Lee Walton Leadership 
Award was established in 1945 and is a 
tribute to Walton, who was the sorority's 
national president from 1913 until 1947. 
She was dedicated to the leadership and 
future of Sigma Sigma Sigma's national 
organization and was also committed to 

cont. from pg. 2 

the best possible position to find informa- 
tion about their records, application sta- 
tus and things of that nature." 

Another goal for Webb is to reach out 
to local businesses and industries to help 
"reach their needs." Webb explained that 
if the University strives to help the com- 
munity they in turn will support the 

While Webb begins to implement 
these goals, he still has to find ways to 
fight to keep several programs from being 
eliminated. "We are making what we con- 
sider to be a well documented and justified 
defense of our programs," Webb said. "We 
are going to make a very strong case for 
the retaining of these programs." 

According to Gerald Killedrew, coordi- 
nator of research for the Board of Regents, 
the Board is considering programs for 
elimination because only certain programs 
should be offered at each university. 
Academic programs that are duplicated 
will be cut or merged with other universi- 
ties' programs according to a higher edu- 
cation desegregation settlement approved 
by the Justice Department in 1994. 

The bachelor programs thai are 
for elimination are hospitality and 
agement, home economics, jouroalis 
(.retain if accreditation is received), 
radiological technology. The graduate ] 
grams to be eliminated are educat 
health and physical education, stud 
personnel services, psychology and bo* 
ness administration. The doctorate 
specialist programs in educational tech" 
nology and leadership/instruction are als" 
up for elimination. 

The Board held a comprehensive 
study of six other states similar in size «■ 
Louisiana to find how many programs art 
offered at each of their universities- 
Killedrew said the study showed tb*» 
Louisiana universities had 539 degi*? 
programs duplicated. 

"We exceed the number of program* 
offered in similar sized states," Killedre* 

Northwestern faculty and student 
attended several public hearings and ha* 8 
written letters to the Board to defend the* 
programs. The Board will go through =e^f 
eral revisions of the elimination prelii° 1 ' 
nary report before a final decision is Hia^ 
in December. 



Tuesday, June 18, 1996 

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Seven sports heroes to join La. Sports Hall of Fame Saturday 

Seven stars, including football greats nament, played at Natchitoches Country Northwestern with 3,047 yards on 615 car- Weekly. He was named All-Pro in 1976 a 
Joe Delaney, Isaiah Robertson and Rosey Club. Banquet tickets can be reserved by ries, a five yard average, and scored 27 1977. He had three interception runbac 
Taylor, officially join the ranks of state calling the Hall of Fame at 318-357-6467 touchdowns. He also set school records in for TDs in his career, including a 59-ye 

Seven stars, including football greats 
Joe Delaney, Isaiah Robertson and Rosey 
Taylor, officially join the ranks of state 
sports legends Saturday night when they 
are formally inducted in the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame. 

Also among the 1996 Hall of Fame 
inductees will be Olympic gymnast Kathy 
Johnson Clarke, baseball's Earl "Moose" 
Wilson and Oliver Marcelle, and basketball 
Ail-American Mike Green. 

They will be formally inducted in the 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame at a 
Saturday night banquet capping two days 
of festivities. 

Also honored will be veteran sports- 
writers Jerry Byrd of Shreveport and 
Baton Rouge's Joe Planas, who will receive 
the state's Distinguished Service Award in 
Sports Journalism. 

The 24th annual Hall of Fame festivi- 
ties in Natchitoches include a Friday night 
reception, a Saturday morning press con- 
ference, a scramble golf tournament, a tour 
of historic Natchitoches, a reception at the 
Hall of Fame in Prather Coliseum, and the 
induction banquet and ceremonies in the 
Student Union Ballroom at Northwestern 
State University. 

A limited number of banquet tickets 
remain on sale in advance at $20. 

Over 100 players are expected to par- 
ticipate in the Saturday morning golf tour- 

nament, played at Natchitoches Country 
Club. Banquet tickets can be reserved by 
calling the Hall of Fame at 318-357-6467 
during business hours. 

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
was founded by the Louisiana 
Sportswriters Association in 1958 and its 
permanent home 
in Natchitoches 
was established 
in 1972. The 
seven 1996 
inductees join 
only 165 previous 
enshrined in the 
Hall of Fame. 

Delaney, a 
Haughton native 
State standout, 
was an Ail- 
American star in 
football and 
track, and 
Rookie of the Year 
in 1982. He drowned in a heroic rescue 
attempt in June, 1983. 

Delaney set a career rushing record at 

Northwestern with 3,047 yards on 615 car- 
ries, a five yard average, and scored 27 
touchdowns. He also set school records in 
the 100 (10.3) and 200 (20.6) meters and 
was part of the NCM 400-meter relay 
championship team in 1981, when he 
earned all-American honors. At Haughton 
High, he was a record-setting 
state champion hurdler and 
an All-State end. 

Southern University 
product Robertson, a New 
Orleans native and graduate 
of Covington's Pine View 
High School, was a six-time 
Pro Bowl selection and 
Southern University's first 
college division Ail-American 
(1970). He played 8 years 
with the Los Angeles Rams 
(1971-78) and four more with 
Buffalo (1979-82) at outside 

At Southern in 1970, he 
made The Sporting News 
and Time Magazine All- 
America teams along with 
AP and UP small college All- 
America squads. 

The Rams' first-round 
draft pick, No. 10 overall, in 1970, he was 
the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 
1971 as chosen by AP and Pro Football 

Weekly. He was named All-Pro in 1976 and 
1977. He had three interception runbacks 
for TDs in his career, including a 59-yard 
TD in a playoff win over Washington in 

Taylor, a New Orleans product who 
played defensive back at Grambling State 
in the late 1950's and early 1960s., played 
14 years in the NFL with the Chicago 
Bears (1961-69), San Diego (1969), San 
Francisco (1970-71) and Washington (1972- 

Taylor had nine pass interceptions to 
lead the NFL in 1963, and made 32 in his 
career. His 414 pass interception return 
yards is a Chicago career club record. He 
made the Pro Bowl in 1964 and 1969 and 
was an All Pro choice in 1963. He helped 
the 49ers to the NFC title games in both 
his seasons with them and helped the 
Redskins make the Super Bowl in 1973. 

An Ail-American gymnast at 
Centenary College in 1978 and 1979, 
Johnson made the U.S. Olympic team in 
1980 and, after the American boycott of 
that year, stayed around until 1984 and 
won two medals in the Games at Los 

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She won a silver with the U.S. team 
and an individual bronze on the balance 
beam at the "old" (for gymnastics) age of 

In 1976, she came to Louisiana to 
train with Coach Vannie Edwards at 
Olympia Training Center in Belcher. She 
was the U.S. Gymnastics Federation 
"Gymnast of the Year" in 1977 and 1985, 
and is one of only five American women to 
win individual Olympic medals. 

Johnson is one of just three American 
women to medal in both the Olympics and 
World Championships. 

Wilson, a native of Ponchatoula, spent 
11 years in big leagues with his best sea- 
son in 1967, when he was 22-11 with 
Detroit, leading the American League in 
wins that year and making the All-Star 
Game. He helped the Tigers win the World 
Series a year later and threw a no-hitter 
for Boston in 1962. 

The 6-3 right-harder was 121-109 
with a 3.69 career ERA, and struck out 
1,452 batters in 2,051 2/3 innings pitched. 
He had a career-best 200 strikeouts in 
1966. Also a powerful hitter, he had 35 big 
league home runs. 

Green, a 6-10 center from McComb, 

Miss, set Louisiana Tech career records 
for points (2,340) and rebounds (1,575), 
averaging 22.9 points and 15.4 rebounds a 
game from 1969-74. 

Green was the national college divi- 
sion "Player of the Year" in 1973 when he 
averaged 30.9 points per game and helped 
lead Tech to a 23-5 record and several No. 
1 national rankings. 

He was a four-time all-conference 
player and Tech was 83-19 in his years 
there. He set a school single-game record 
with 47 points in a 1973 game and scored 
40 or more points in a game five times. 

He was a No. 1 draft pick by the pros 
in 1974 and played seven professional sea- 
sons - three in the ABA and four in the 
NBA. He scored 5,301 points in 459 games. 

Nicknamed "The Ghost of New 
Orleans," Marcelle was one of the most tal- 
ented Negro League players of the 1920s. 

A 1952 Pittsburgh Courier poll named 
the Thibodaux native as the Negro 
League's all-time greatest third baseman, 
ahead of future Baseball Hall of Famers 
Ray Dandridge and Judy Johnson. 

Marcelle had a Negro League lifetime 
average of .310 from 1919-1930, posted a 
.305 average in eight winter league sea- 
sons in Cuba, including a league-high .393 
in 1923-24. 


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his strong support of Northwestern and its 
intercollegiate athletics program." 

Webb indicated that the University 
will advertise widely for applicants and 
will appoint an interim athletic director 
until a replacement is named. 

He issued the following statement 
regarding the transition process: 

"Northwestern's Athletic Council will 
screen applications for the position and 
will ultimately present a list of finalists to 
President Webb for his consideration. He 
hopes to have a new athletic director 
ready to assume the responsibilities in 
January 1997. 

Basketball coach J-D. Barnett was 
named associate athletic director in May 
1995 by former NSU President Dr. Robert 

Alost, who indicated Barrett would be ele- 
vated to athletic director July 1, 1996, 
upon Tyoes Hildebrand retirement. 

The decision to open the position for 
applications and conduct a national 
search "is not a reflection on Coach 
Barnett and his abilities," said Dr. Webb, 
but reflects the new president's intention 
"to comply with the University's affirma- 
tive action plan, which indicates we will 
go through as comprehensive a job search 
process in every position as possible. 

"I have discussed the situation with 
J.D. and have encouraged him to apply. If 
he does not choose to apply, he will cer- 
tainly remain in his coaching position and 
will continue to serve as an associate ath- 
letic director." 

Interested applicants may contact Dr. 
Vicki Parrish chairperson of the Athletic 
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Tuesday, July 16, 1996 

Student pleads guilty to possession of child pornography 

Andrew Martin 
Lesa Thompson 

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A Louisiana Scholars' College student pled 
guilty to charges of possession of child pornogra- 
phy last Thursday. 

Joseph Clinton Weinmunson ID, 26, pled 
guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of pos- 
session of child pornography obtained through 
interstate or foreign commerce. 

Weinmunson had been under investigation 
since Jan. 3 this year after university administra- 
tors notified university police of possible miscon- 
duct and abuse involving the school's internet sys- 
tem, according to Detective Doug Prescott of the 
University Police. 

Weinmunson accidentally left a computer 
disk containing child pornography in one of the 
computer labs on campus, a move that prompted 
the investigation. 

The investigation was handled by the uni- 
versity police department until it became apparent 
that the sexually explicit pictures were coming 
from overseas. At that point, the U.S. Customs 
Office was brought in to assist with 
the investigation, according to 

Prescott described the investi- 
gation as one where the university, 
Scholars' College and university 
police all "shared a lot of informa- 

The investigation of 
Weinmunson continued until March 
26 when customs agents and 
Prescott went to Weinmunson's res- 
idence, where he consented to a 
search. The search turned up more 
evidence that, according to Prescott, was used in 
Weinmunson's prosecution. 

Investigators were concerned with making 
sure that no children were being abused locally, 

and eventually found that none were. None of the 
pictures that Weinmunson had in his possession 
originated from the area. 

"We have no reason to believe that he 
[Weinmunson] was involved in actual 
child abuse," Prescott said. "It 
appears that his involvement is limited 
to downloading the pictures. It looks 
like he got curious, looked into it [sex- 
ually explicit pictures] and got himself 
in trouble." 

Weinmunson has said that he 
found the pictures by accident when 
looking through a listing of internet 
user groups and that they "disturbed" 
him, but that he did continue to be 
involved in reproducing, commonly 
known as downloading, the photos for 
"about a year and a half." 

Weinmunson said that he has never been 
involved in any form of child abuse and doesn't 
feel that his use of child pornography would have 

led to any form of abuse. He also went on to say 
that he is currently undergoing counseling though 
he was "too ashamed to seek help in the begin- 

"I always knew what I was doing was 
wrong," Weinmunson said. "I know I can't let 
this go any farther. I understand that this is dis- 
turbing, but when you get right down to it all I did 
was look at some pictures." 

Weinmunson went on to say that he did 
"enjoy the pictures on some level that I am not 
proud of." 

Prescott advised Northwestern students to 
stay away from downloading pictures in the same 
manner that Weinmunson did. 

"Whenever you start reproducing files, you 
run into copyright problems with federal guide- 
lines," Prescott said, "which can get you into a lot 
of trouble." 

Weinmunson is to be sentenced on Oct. 2 by 
Judge F.A. Little Jr. and faces a maximum sen- 
tence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

Division of Business to move 
into renovated Russell Hall 

Russell Hall, the original home of the 
Louisiana Scholars' College, is going to be the 
new home to the Division of Business following 
the completion of the $2.6 million dollar renova- 
tion sometime later this year 

President Randall Webb said the decision 
was made to move the Division of Business fac- 
ulty and students to the building in order to 
"result in more efficient space utilization in cam- 
pus facilities. 

The University's Council of Vice-Presidents 
made the recommendation to move the Division 
of Business to Russell Hall after an extensive 
review of enrollment patterns, accreditation con- 
cerns and utilization of campus classrooms, labo- 
ratories and other academic facilities and 

Louisiana Scholars' College programs and 
personnel will be moved to Morrison Hall, which 
has served as the primary facility for the Division 
of Business since its construction in 1950. 

"The business program has simply out- 
grown Morrison Hall," said Dr. Tom Bums, inter- 
im vice-president of academic affairs. "This new 
arrangement will provide adequate and function- 
al classroom, laboratory and office space for both 
the Scholars' College and the Division of 

The Division of Business has 1,000 stu- 
dents, and the projected enrollment for the 
Scholars' College this fall is 300. The existing 
business building has only 18,800 square feet of 
space, and Russell Hall has 41,000 square feet. 

The issue of inadequate facilities for the 
Division of Business has become a major concern 

of the University in its efforts to gain accredita- 
tion from the American Association of Collegiate 
Schools of Business. 

An accreditation team visited the campus in 
January and expressed in a report a "significant 
concern" that current physical facilities for the 
Division of Business are "not conducive to pro- 
viding a positive learning environment." 

Cited as deficiencies were limitations of 
existing classroom space, the number of classes 
held outside the Division of Business building, a 
lack of instructional resources within existing 
classrooms, the lack of meeting facilities for fac- 
ulty and business student organizations and an 
ambience that detracts from a quality, profession- 
al business school. 

Bums said all of those accreditation prob- 
lems could be resolved by moving the Division of 
Business to Russell Hall, which was built in 1936 
as a library. The building housed the Department 
of Industrial Technology after Watson Library 
was built in the 1960's, and it has served as the 
center for the Scholars' College since the late 

Dr. Barry Smiley, director of the Division of 
Business, said the division offers classes to some 
1,700 other students in addition to its 1,000 

"It is necessary for us to use three buildings 
besides Morrison Hall for classes, and computer 
labs for the Division of Business are in other 
buildings," Smiley said. "Moving to Russell Hall 
will allow us to conduct all classes, seminars, lab 

NSU s first HMT instructor, Esco, dies 

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Mr. James Esco. the first instructor hired for 
the Hospitality Management & Tourism program 
two yean ago. dkd July 5 at age 53 after a brief 

Bseo played a vital role to establishing the 
HMT currtcuUm) and launching enrollment in the 

At least ISO students are now 
enrolled in the HMT program according 
to Pat Piersort. Head of the Department 
of Family & Consumer Sciences. 

"A lot of oat success is a credit to 
l," Pjerson said. "He was an excel- 
lent promoter and recruiter for the pro* 

see Move, page 6 

Pjerson said E$co*s vast expert- 
is hospitality management cou- 
pled with his history as an educator 
made him a valuable foundation for the 
successful new program. 

"He realized the potential of the industry 
long ago," she said. "Jim got his masters degree 
in the field (in 1972) when only two schools rft the 
country offered it, He had the vision and fore- 
sight to see what could be done." 

Esco passed that foresight on to bis students. 
"He fascinated me with how much there k to 
the travel agency field " Jill Rogers, a Travel and 
Tourism major, said. "He made me see the poten- 
tial there and made roe think about all the possi- 
bilities in detail." 

Bsc* served on the Education Committee for 
Letrisian* Travel Promotion Association, a state 
organization that educates businesses and coro- 

served as advisor to the Hospitality Management 
A Tourism Association. Through HMTA, Escw 
strived to give students a realistic sense of what 
was available to them in the professional arena, j 
"Mr. Esco knew what he was talijng abotJt,"i 
Rogers said. "He reafjy drilled the Irdbrmarionj 
into out head, but {eft it up to as to use 
it" j 
Alison Hahs was one of the) 
first two graduates of the HMT pro- 
gram in December 1995. She said 
Eseo's business background offered 
her a realistic perspective of travel 

"Mr. Esco could tell you what 
the textbook said, but when I talked to 
him. it was hi* personal experiences 
that irflprested roe," she s*M. "He'd 
honestly answer any questions, and 
admitted mere were some negatives of 
the fteid, but I felt good about the major I chose." 

The experiences Esco brought into his class- 
room began at Louisiana College he grad- 
uated in 1965 in mathematics. ] 
After college be served as a Navy fighter! 
pilot m Vietnam for four years. Esco was award-j 
ed a dozen medals for Ms flying in tfte war. 

Upon returning to the United States, Eso 
earned his MBA m Hotel Restaurant 
Institutional Management from Michigan Stati 

Esco then used his knowledge of the indus- 
try to educate his peers and students. 
See Esco, page 2 

Campus Connections 

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Tuesday, July 16, 1996 

Yell Leaders - Fifteen students have been selected as Yell Leaders for the 1996-97 school year. 
The squad includes 10 members from last year and five new members. Melissa Morgan and Jason 
Durham of Natchitoches will be the captains of the squad. 

Returning members are: Lisa Stewart, Tricia Hrapmann, Bobby Hemsell, Paul Ayo and Cade 
Cox of Natchitoches, Natasha Meadors of Natchez, Jill Moreau of Alexandria and Brett Cable of 

New Yell Leaders are: Tom Cooper of Gladewater, Texas, Jaime Badeaux of Zachary, 
Kimberly Wallace of Torbert, Steven Evans of Waskom, Texas and Josh Merritt of Bossier City. 

Jennifer Pilcher of Florien was selected as an alternate. Roger Herrington of Natchitoches 
will be "Vic" the Demon. 

Social Work Organization - The Social Work Organization held its fund-raiser raffle last 
semester. Crystal Ferguson of Bunkie won the first place prize, an NSU sports shirt, donated by 
Wallace Bookstore. Carolyn Reliford of Natchitoches won the second place prize, a three foot 
party sub, donated by Mark Dawson of Subway Sandwiches Alexandria, and two movies passes, 
donated by the Alexandria Westgate Cinema 8. Mary Jones of Coushatta won the third place prize 
a Rival electric ice-cream freezer, donated by Ronald Guillory manager of K & B Drugs in the 
Westgate Shopping Center, located in Alexandria. 

All proceeds from the raffle will be used by the NSU Social Work Organization to sponsor 
its future activities and events. The members of the NSU Social Work Organization wish to thank 
its sponsors and participants in making our raffle a huge success. 

Institute on Heritage Education - A summer institute on heritage education designed for 
teachers will be held at Northwestern State University July 3 1 - August 2. The institute is co-spon- 
sored by the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and NSU's Division of 
Continuing Education. During the institute, heritage education programs appropriate for social 
studies, American history and gifted and talented classes will be covered. 

The first day of the institute will focus on the 'Teaching With Historic Places' program. This 
program provides a series of lesson plans on National Register of Historic Places properties which 
illustrate important events and trends in American history. Marilyn Harper of the National Park 
Service will be the facilitator for this program. 

On the second day, participants will examine the Louisiana Studies Historic Preservation 
Supplement. The supplement covers historic building types and styles found throughout the state 
and historic backgrounds about the buildings. Patricia L. Duncan, an architectural historian with 
the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism's Division of Historic Preservation, will lead 
the sessions. 


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Throughout his 24-year career he consulted com- 
panies in the restaurant, hotel, and real estate 
businesses and taught at colleges and universities. 
In the late '70s and early '80s he owned and oper- 
ated The Landing Restaurant in Gulfport, Miss. 

Esco taught at the University of New 
Orleans, University of Southern Mississippi, 

Phillips Jr. College in Gulfport and Fort 
Lauderdale College in Florida before coming to 

In his first year at Northwestern, Esco 
helped Pierson select the first recipient of the 
Hospitality Management & Tourism Scholarship 
Fund. Pierson said contributions may be made to 
the fund in memory of Jim Esco by contacting the 
Alumni Center. 

"I think it would mean a lot to him to be 
remembered that way," she said. "Jim was a true 

Hahs echoed sentiments of the faculty and 
students. "I know the school is going to miss 
him," she said. "He was a big part of HMT." 

Internet decency law is struck down by federal court 

Colleen DeBaise 

College Press Service 

In a move that protects free speech in cyber- 
space, a panel of federal judges struck down a law 
that would have banned "indecent" or "patently 
offensive" material on the Internet. 

"The Internet may be regarded as a never- 
ending worldwide conversation," the judges 
wrote. "The government may not . . . interrupt 
that conversation." 

The case involved a measure in the 
Telecommunications Act, signed into law Feb. 8 
by President Clinton. The American Civil 
Liberties Union and 55 other groups had filed the 
suit, arguing the new law violated free speech 

The U.S. government had said the law was 
necessary to shield children from pornographic 
and other obscene material that is becoming 
increasingly available through the Internet. 

But educators and civil libertarians were 
concerned that the vague language in the law 
could lead to a chilling effect on the Web, where 
controversial or sensitive topics such as abortion 
or sex would be avoided. Anyone found violating 

the decency act would have faced a jail term or 
$250,000 fine. 

In handing down its ruling June 12, the three 
judge panel agreed the law was unconstitutional. 

"Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, 
so the strength of our liberty depends upon the 
chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the 
First Amendment protects," the judges wrote. 

The decision was a major step in creating 
federal rules for the worldwide computer net- 

"As the most participatory form of mass 
speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the 
highest protection from governmental intrusion, 
the judges wrote. 

Marjorie Heins, a member of the ACLU's 
legal team, called the ruling "a decision of ines- 
timable historic importance." The ACLU had 
argued that the law was not practical and could 
even criminalize private e-mail correspondence- 
Tor the first time, the court has clearly stat- 
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Great acting, fun atmosphere makes "Guys and Dolls" a winner 

Amy Wisdom 
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Dancing, singing, laughing and gambling - 
lots of gambling - took place on campus last 
weekend and will continue each weekend this 

Northwestern Summer Dinner Theatre pro- 
duction of Guys and Dolls opened July 1 1 to a 
sellout audience. The tradition of Summer Dinner 
Theatre continues as talented students and resi- 
dents collaborate to produce an entertaining musi- 

The audience first dines midst the set of the 
play. As the after dinner coffee is finished, they 
enter the world of Broadway, where they meet the 
sinners and the saints of the street face-to-face. 

Sitting so close to the crap game in the city 
sewerage, to the dancers in Havana, and front-row 
at the Hot Box night club and Save Your Soul 
Missionary draws the audience into the action. At 
least it should; the informal setting lends itself to 
some audience participation but it is up to the 
audience members. Cheers, laughter and applause 
for the characters are welcomed. 

And these dolls and guys are characters. 
The witty dialogue and musical score of the play 
are animated by the facial expressions and ges- 
tures of the cast. 

Seine Revelry as Miss Adelaide is one of the 
play's outstanding performances. In the 14-years 
she has been engaged to Nathan Detroit, she has 
not managed to squelch his gambling habits or her 
own cold symptoms. But watching her try is fun. 

Adelaide stars nightly at the Hot Box, and 
the audience is admitted to these shows at no 

additional charge. (A tip to the men: You may 
want to request a dinner table right in the front.) 
Revelry carries Adelaide's nasal twang through- 
out the play, staying in character even in song. 

thinks he may lose Adelaide. 

Sky Masterson, the renowned gambler, is 
played by Richard Rudd. Rudd skillfully presents 
the handsome and confident Masterson as he goes 

Ryan Glorioso (left) and Randy Thompson (right) perform dur- 
ing the July 11 opening of "Guys and Dolls" 

Opposite Revelry, Ryan Glorioso portrays an 
amusing Nathan Detroit Detroit makes an art out 
of staying one step ahead of the law and away 
from the altar. Glorioso's gestures show Detroit's 
panic at every turn - as he searches for a place to 
shoot craps, as he evades marriage and as he 

to the Save Your Soul Mission to win an easy 
$1,000 but meets his match in Sgt. Sarah. 

Sarah is portrayed by Stephanie Hodgdon, 
whose singing voice is one of the best in the pro- 
duction. While trying to save the sinners of 
Broadway, Sarah is wrestling with her own 

unwanted feelings for Masterson. 

While these characters are less flamboyant 
than Nathan and Adelaide, their quiet soul search- 
ing are depicted well by Rudd and Hodgdon. The 
actors share several emotional musical scenes as 
Sky and Sarah. 

In the supporting cast, talent is abundant. 
Dale Higginbotham, Randall Thompson and Ty 
Morris are among the crapshooters that deliver 
humorous lines with good comedic timing and 
attitude. Higginbotham and Thompson's experi- 
ence in musicals is apparent. Each knows how to 
carry a tune. 

In Act II Higginbotham leads the chorus in 
the vivacious number "Sit Down, You're Rocking 
The Boat." Good choreography adds to the 
singing to make this one of the show's most mem- 
orable scenes. 

R J. Davis stands out as a supporting actress 
at the Hot Box, and again as she appears in 
Havana dancing through the scene with Ivory J. 
Simon, Jr. Both of these actors have facial 
expressions and dance moves that grab the audi- 
ence's attention no matter how many actors are 
sharing the stage. 

While seasoned cast members contribute to 
the success of the production, that success is not 
dependent on them. The future promises more 
quality summer theater as the less experienced 
actors grow. 

Guys and Dolls continues July 1 8-22 and 25- 
28 at A. A. Fredericks Auditorium. The buffet din- 
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for a living and deserve some recognition for their 
music. Granted, it's not easy making a name in 
Metal these days, but with a little luck to back up 
their determination, the guys in CHOKE are 
gonna do just fine. 

Recently I had the extreme pleasure of hook- 
ing up with Jeromy Bouillion, guitarist, (via Al 
Hodge of Tungsten) and I have to say, he's pret- 
ty much one of my favorite people these days. 
Ask him how long he's been playing and he'll 
say, "a long time." Then ask him how long he's 
going to keep on playing and he'll say, "as long as 
it takes." Good answer, my friend. 

Hopefully, after reading this, you'll come to 
know a little something about CHOKE that will 
make you want to check 'em out. I haven't had 
the opportunity to see the band live yet, but with 
a little luck on my side, I'm sure I will, and I can't 

At any rate, CHOKE currently has a new 
demo in circulation and you can get a copy by get- 
ting in touch with Jeromy at (318) 477-1757. It's 
got four hard-hitting songs that are pure musical 
carnage, and I know you'll be impressed. The 
lyrics are well written and sung with pure emo- 
tion. But the groove is what's gonna get you. It's 
low, long and hard— just the way I like it. 

CHOKE features vocalist Tracy McGinnis, 
drummer Bryan Hood, bassist Jason Fusilier, J. 
Boon on guitar, and additional guitarist Jeromy 
Bouillion. They're five guys who know what 
Metal is all about. If you ever have the chance to 
check them out, and they play as often as they 
can, please do so. In the meantime, here's a little 

something for you to choke on. 

LT: How did CHOKE get together? 

JB: We used to be in two separate bands, the 
biggest bands in Lake Charles, called the 
Air Junkies and Thing Fish. We 
were rival bands and 
we'd always try 
to see 

together for almost two years now. About six 
months ago, we felt 
the need for another 
guitarist to make 
our live sound 
fuller, so we 
recruited J. 
Boon who used 
to play for the 
band now 
known as 
Acid Bath, 
and that 
was that. 

L T : 

t h e 
people — 
us, some 
times them 
Well, our band 
kicked butt, but 
our singer was 


n't all that good. 
Their band sucked, but their singer was unbeliev- 
able. So we combined the best of both worlds, 
and here we are today as CHOKE. We've been 

music has 
roots metal sound 
Where did that come from? 


to it. 

JB: Musically, the stuff we all grew up listening 
to like Anthrax, Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies 
and stuff like that. It has a lot to do with the way 
we sound. But we're also a Louisiana based band, 
so we've got that southern type of groove feel. 
Everything we write, we try to groove with. But 
as far as the vocals go, Tracy is a very eclectic 

person who doesn't even listen to Metal whatso- 
ever. The type of stuff he listens to, I don't even 
call it music, it's more like noise bands. But that's 
where he gets his stuff— from Frank Zappa to 
John Zome, that's his thing. 

LT: What are some of the accomplishments that 
CHOKE are most proud of? 

JB: Playing all the time, staying on the road, get- 
ting into the studio and getting our stuff out, and 
playing with some big-name acts. We did a short 
tour with Soilent Green, we did many, many dates 
with Acid Bath and we're actually now getting 
things prepared to send out our stuff to all the 
record companies. But as far as feeling proud, we 
feel proud about everything we've done.. ..Playing 
live, though, that's what we really like to do. 

LT: What about the area you guys have covered 
on tour? What's the biggest venue? 

JB: We've toured all the way from Biloxi to 
Houston so far. I think the biggest venue we've 
ever done is The Abyss in Houston, which holds 
about 5000-6000 people, I think. 

LT: Where is CHOKE headed? 

JB: Hopefully to a record deal! We just keep 
writing and doing what we do. Everywhere we 
play, we keep adding to our fan base. We're just 
gonna stay busy and keep getting our music out to 
as many people as we can. 

See CHOKE, page 8 

lesa thompson 

Relapse Records 

Amorphis' bio boasts of 
the band having a sound 
"aligned with 70s progressive 
rock bands like Deep Purple 
and King Crimson." 

Well, I don't know about 
all of that. I haven't jammed 
with Deep Purple in years, and I have never 
jammed with King Crimson. But what I have 
done is some extensive jamming with Amorphis 
latest release ELEGY. 

The songs on ELEGY call to mind some- 
thing I might have experienced in a bad dream 

as a child. It makes me remember 
dreaming about a trip to hell with 
ethereal sounds filling the air as 
dead souls move in slow unison to 
music played by demons, while 
gargoyles watch from a distance. 
(Okay, so I was a weird child with 
even weirder dreams.) What I 
mean is, if you turn Elegy up loud 
and the lights down low, it seems 
like anything could happen, and 
none of it happy. This is good 
background music for "Light as a Feather," the 
game where one person would play dead and 
everybody else would conduct a mock funeral 
and try to lift the "corpse" only using two fin- 
gers. (Damn. Now even I'm beginning to think 
something must have gone horribly awry in my 


At any rate. Elegy is extremely melodic. 
But not the kind of melody you'd expect from, I 
don't know, maybe "All 4 One" or something 
(puke). It's more like the melody of being in an 
old musty church by candle-light listening to 
hooded monks with fire-red eyes chanting old 
Latin hymns that conjure up spiritual images of 
who-knows-what. Uh-huh. That's it. That's 
exactly the kind of spooky melodies you'll find 
on Amorphis' ELEGY. Totally unearthly and 
creepy in every way. 

It's been a long time since an album has 
had this kind of effect on me. This takes me 
back to the days of listening to "Mr. Crowley" 
over and over in my darkened bedroom. If 
you're looking for music that will freak you out 
completely, look no further. Amorphis' ELEGY 

is exactly the album you want. Does the phrase 
"melodic manslaughter" mean anything? Well, 
it does now. 

ELEGY appeals to the absolute darkest part 
of my nature. Every last song on it is awesome. 
Ya know how you usually buy a CD and just 
keep playing the same four or five tracks over 
again? Well, with ELEGY there's not a chance 
in the world of that happening. This entire disc 
is worth listening to time and again. I think my 
favorite tunes are "My Kantele," "Better 
Unborn," "Weeper on the Shore" and the title 
track, 'Elegy." Then again, every time I listen to 
the disc, I like something else more and more. 
What can I say? There's not a flop on the entire 
thing. Now, when's the last time you bought a 
CD that you can say that about? 

Exacdy what I thought. 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, July 16, 1996 

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Our View 

Problems with state delay the Sauce 

As some of you might have noticed, but probably more of you did 
not, the Current Sauce is running behind in its summer publication 
schedule since we missed the July 2 edition due to contract problems. 

This delay is not our fault and since this publication is funded by 
the students, perhaps a little clarification on this is owed to the people 
who pay for us to exist. 

The Current Sauce has to be printed off-campus so we have to get 
a contract with a facility who can provide this service for the students. 
In the past, the Natchitoches Times has always printed the paper, but 
this year ethical concerns were raised due to the fact that the owner of 
the Natchitoches Times sits on the Louisiana Board of Trustees. 

As it was told to us, the staff of the Current Sauce, a Board of 
Trustees member isn't really supposed to do business with a university, 
hence the ethical questions that were raised. 

It would be very difficult to do something really unethical in get- 
ting the contract to print the paper, seeing as all of the bidding done by 
potential contractors is sealed, so it doesn't look like it would have hurt 
anything if the status quo had been allowed to remain. But our state has 
its own, often mystifying way of doing things and the new contract that 
we had with the Natchitoches Times had to be called off. 

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doing something ethically is pretty questionable in and of itself when 
one looks at all of the suspicious things that go on in the political arena 
here, but they did it anyway. 

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Peoples' conduct in public places often rude 

The Bottom Line 


At the beginning of the summer movie season, I was 
excited to see that there were a lot of flicks that I was inter- 
ested in seeing. I hadn't been to a movie theater in a long time 
to check out a film, but I was looking forward to going back. 

Once I actually got into the theater I quickly remem- 
bered why I hadn't been in so long. 

I now hate going to see a movie with the general public 
because everyone is so damn noisy. I went to see 
Independence Day last week and it was horrible. Let me clar- 
ify that. The movie was great, but the other people in the the- 
ater were the loudest bunch of inconsiderate asses that I have 
ever had the misfortune of being in the same room with. 

I was trying to enjoy the movie and the older couple 
behind me felt the need to comment on everything they saw 
on the screen. And not just comment in something remotely 
close to a whisper, but in a normal conversational tone as if 
they were the only two people in the theater. 

There is a scene in the movie where the aliens are kick- 
ing unholy ass in Los Angeles and in the process a fire truck 
goes flying through the air. 

Everyone can see it is a fire truck because it was about 
12 feet tall on the screen but the morons behind me have to 
identify it for us all. 

"Ooooh, look. A fire truck!" 

No s**t, sherlock. And they carried on through the 
whole first half of the movie like this until I finally had lis- 
tened to enough and had to turn around and ask them to be 
quiet. And they were, for about 30 minutes. 

This probably sounds like me just going off on some 
kind of tirade, but there is a valid point in this example. 

People these days are just generally rude when it comes 
to how they behave in public places where some peace and 

quiet is appreciated. 

I hate going to the movies because of this. 

People talk back and forth, make all kinds of racket with 
their food, drinks, chairs and anything else that they possibly 
get to crunch, crinkle, slurp, squeak or groan. The public in 
general tends to act as if they are the only ones trying to watch 
the movie when they should be paying more attention to the 
fact that everyone else might be trying to listen as well. 

I saw the same kind of "low rent" behavior in a local 
restaurant last week as well. 

I had gone out for a bite to eat and had taken a table by 
the door. I like to watch people and the door is the best place 
to do that, but I was irritated by what I saw that evening. 

There was a young, college-age couple and one of their 
parents finishing their meal and leaving about the same time I 
was arriving. 

This restaurant provides peppermints in a little basket by 
die door so you don't walk out with breath that could curdle 
milk. As this nice looking group of people walked past the 
basket of peppermints, they all grabbed a big-ass handful of 
them and promptly got into a brand new Dodge that was 
parked outside. 

I don't understand this at all. 

Could they not take just one like everyone else? Are 
they living out of their car and can't afford to go across the 
street to the store and buy a bag of peppermints? Do they all 
have some kind of breath problem that takes handfuls of pep- 
permints to cure? 

The answer to all of those questions is probably no. The 
truth is that those people are, once again, just rude. 

Same night, same restaurant, three rather boisterous 
women yell and whistle trying to get someone's attention. 
They disturbed everybody's meal in order to yell "bye" to 
someone sitting in the bar. Thanks a lot 

I guess that people have become so self-centered that 
most of the time they don't really pay attention to what other 
people are trying to do around them, or even worse than not 
paying attention, really just don't care. 

So the moral of this story is that the next time that you 
are out and are in a place where quiet is at a premium, try to 
keep your noise down to a minimum and behave yourself 
because crappy behavior is a reflection of a crappy individual. 

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Lindsey said Morrison Hall, as originally 
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Burns also noted that the Division of 
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Longtime Northwestern athletic staff 
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Tynes Hildebrand, athletic director for 
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LT: Have you guys ever gotten any help from 
some of the other bands out there that people 
might know? 

JB: Acid Bath have hooked us up with some pret- 
ty good gigs. They've gotten us into some clubs 
that we ordinarily wouldn't have been able to get 
into, and we appreciate them deeply for it. A band 
out of New Orleans called Abuse, a great band, 
they've done a lot for us as far as getting us some 

good shows, stuff like that. Christ Inversion have 
helped us out when we played with them because 
a lot of people turned out for it, and it really 
helped us add people to our fan base, people who 
maybe wouldn't have otherwise turned out. And, 
of course, Al Hodge from Tungsten's really 
helped us make a lot of contacts with people, he's 
really helped us out a lot. We appreciate the hell 
out of him, too. 

the law had been enforced, online college news- 
papers may have been the first to be prosecuted, 
he said. 

"The alternative could have been a real 
threat, at least to electronic media," Goodman 
said. "It certainly is a good decision from our per- 

LT: Would you say being from the south helped 
you or hurt you? 

JB: From the heart, I think it's a damned good 
thing because that's where the music is. Our 
music's always been deeply rooted and heart-felt 
down south. There's no other music like it. I just 
think a lot people have closed minds about the 
south. They think all we are is some alligator rid- 
ing, beer drinking fools down here. Which we 
are, but that ain't all we do! 

LT: I know you're not telling me you rode 

spective. There is still a strong appreciation out 
there of the . . . First Amendment." 

The government has promised to appeal the 
case, which would go directly to the U.S.Supreme 
Court for review. 

an alligator. 

JB: Hell Yeah! And it's fun! 

LT: Alrighty then, killer. At what point will you 
guys consider yourselves successful? 

JB: Just as long as we can sell records, I'm pret- 
ty sure we'll be happy. You can't help but be 
happy at doing something you love to do. People 
all over the worid are caught in ruts, and I think 
that's ridiculous. We love to play music, and 
that's what we want to do for the rest of our lives. 

NSU-Natchitoches Folk Festival to be held this weekend 

Dance a two-step, waltz with your partner, 
and Cajun jitterbug all night at the Natchitoches- 
NSU Folk Festival, one of northwestern 
Louisiana's music festival. 

The evening concerts will feature three of 
the hottest music acts in the South. Saturday night 
features the man who has been called "hands 
down, call in the dogs, the best country fiddler.. .in 
the world," Johnny Gimble, backed by Texas 
Swing. He will appear with the popular Cajun fid- 
dler Hadley Casulle and his Louisiana Cajun 

On Friday night, Rounder Records' Grammy 
nominee Jimmy C. Newman and his band Cajun 
Country will keep you dancing and clapping your 

Thursday night's Gumbo concert will be a 

tribute to the legendary musicians of Natchitoches 
Parish. The concert, featuring the Birdwell 
Brothers, the Gospelrettes, Big Al and the Gators, 
and Steve Wells Music, starts at 7 p.m. 

Of course, there's always music in the air at 
the festival, and in 1996 it will be unparalleled in 
its quality and variety. Declared "the strongest 
music program we have presented" by festival 
director Dr. Don Hatley, the music will include 
Western swing, Spanish Deeimas, Cajun, 1950s- 
style Rock-n-Roll, Delta blues, and more. The 
Festival, to be held July 18-20 in Prather 
Coliseum on Northwestem's campus, is a four- 
time winner of the 'Top Twenty Events in the 
Southeast" Award, a prestigious designation given 
annually by the Southeast Tourism Society, which 
covers events held in nine Southeastern states. 

In addition to the music shows, the Festival 
provides traditional Louisiana foods and crafts, a 
gumbo cook-off and a Kidfest area for children. 
The special theme for 1996 is "Family Heritage 
and Tradition," and will include information, 
exhibits and discussions on genealogy and family 
heritage research. 

As part of the program. Dr. James Caillier, 
president of the University of Louisiana System 
will moderate a session on Creole cultural her- 
itage. Participants will include the Terrell Delphin 
family, Marie Roque and Northwestern Professor 
of Anthropology Dr. Hiram F. Gregory. 

Janet Colson will conduct a genealogical 
workshop on Creole families and provide guid- 
ance on using the Internet in researching Creole 
genealogy. Joey Moran and Northwestern 

Archivist Mary Linn Wemet will display an 
exhibit on photographs and historic documents of 
special significance to Creoles. Theresa Morgan 
will provide a historical exhibit on the Badin- 
Rouque House. 

The Festival runs from July 18 - July 20, 
with tickets ranging from $5 to $7. Advance tick- 
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Note-taking services may be worse than actually going to class 

Colleen DeBaise 

College Press Service 

It's final-exam time-time to pull out the lec- 
ture notes. But what if you are missing a stack of 

Perhaps you fell asleep in class. Or you 
decided that no one would notice if you skipped 
when 400 other students filled the lecture hall . . . 

Then again, maybe you did take notes, but 
you just want another set to study as a supplement 
to your own. On many campuses, there are note- 
taking services which-for a fee-will provide stu- 
dents with detailed notes on lectures they attend- 
ed, somewhat attended or entirely missed. 

Although few schools have official policies 
against the use of a note-taking service, professors 
in general seem to warn: it's buyer beware. 

Most of the time, the note-taking services 
are available to students who attend large univer- 
sities, such as Pennsylvania State University or 
the University of Michigan. Usually, the services 
hire top students to take notes in class and are 
independently operated, for-profit businesses; 
sometimes they're under the auspices of a student 

Chad Graham, a University of Iowa fresh- 
man, has used the note-taking service of Iowa 
City's I Notes, part of a national chain of busi- 
ness^ that serve students at the state universities 
of Texas, Wisconsin and Florida, just to name a 


A double major in journalism and English, 
Graham bought the notes to prepare for his 
midterm in Introduction to Environmental 
Geology, a course that fulfills a graduation 
require menL 

Tve only been [to class], like, four times," 
Graham said. "The class isn't the most interest- 

So, for about $10 he bought I Notes' "exam 
pack," which contained notes from all lectures up 
to the midterm, as recorded by a fellow classmate. 

"I used them more than the book," said 
Graham, who got a B on the midterm and plans to 
use I Notes for the final. 

But, alas, there was a catch: "There were a 
lot of mistakes in the I Notes," Graham said. In 
fact, his professor, Robert Carmichael, made an 
announcement in class about mistakes, then went 
to the service to correct them. 

Such inaccuracies present an inherent prob- 
lem with note-taking services, said Carmichael, 
who often double-checks the I Notes for errors. 

"You really are at the mercy of the note- 
taker," he said. "My experience has been the qual- 
ity varies wildly." 

I Notes hires students who are enrolled in the 
class to take notes, then turn them in as quickly as 
possible so they're available to student customers 
the next day. A combination of the fast turn- 
around and the student's own shortcomings some- 

times can lead to an exam pack that's packed with 
errors, Carmichael said. 

"You could come out more damaged than if 
you didn't have anything at all," he said. "There is 
a lot of misunderstanding that gets communicated 
for people who don't show up for class and just 
use the notes" 

Still, Carmichael says he has mixed feelings 
about the note-taking business. 

"If you get a good student, I think it could be 
a very good service," he said. "I would encourage 
anything that gets knowledge or information out." 

James Chung, an owner of I Notes, said the 
service only hires students who have, at the mini- 
mum, a 3.2 grade-point average. 

"We hire honor students," said Chung, 
explaining that students are usually paid any- 
where from $8 to $25 per lecture to take notes. 
"Most of our note-takers have about a 3.5." 

John Folkins, UI associate provost of acade- 
mic review, said the university has no official pol- 
icy on notetaking services. It instead leaves it to 
the discretion of professors to encourage or dis- 
courage the use of such a business, he said. 

"lithe faculty believes that this is a tool, and 
this is valuable, then we certainly wouldn't want 
to discourage it' he said. . 

However, the notes 'are often incomplete or 
inaccurate or misleading," he said. "As a peda- 
gogical tool they are sometimes suspect. I worry 
that students will do themselves a disservice." 

Within the University of California's nine- 
campus system, note-taking services have been 
run by student associations for more than 25 

"The idea is that it's by the students, for the 
students," explained the manager of a UC note- 
taking service, who declined to give his name. 

Unlike the students that I Notes hires, the 
UC note-taker is a student "who has already taken 
the course before [and] received an A-minus or 
better." That student then audits the class, sitting 
in lectures for a second time. 

The service is well-received by the faculty, 
as long as it's used as a supplement, he said."A lot 
of professors will express concern that attendance 
will be affected by having notes in the class." he 

Like I Notes, the UC service will occasion- 
ally pull the notes or modify them if professors 
complain. "I usually try not to do that," he said. 
"But bottom line, I'm not going to alienate the 
professor just to make a buck." 

The note-takers earn $8 to $13 per lecture 
hour, and the cost to the student customers is $15 
for a subscription that covers the entire quarter's 
lectures. This particular UC campus service has 
about 10,000 subscribers for roughly 100 courses. 

"It's a different breed of students," the man- 
ager said. "It's hard enough to get in. They are 
using [the service] for what they should be using 
it for." 

inside: The Sauce reviews the latest from Biohazard, 
Type O Negative, see page 2 


The student newspaper of Northwestern State University 

Only one 
employee, Pat 
Pierson, in 
running for 
Director, see 
page 6 

Vol. 85, No. 4, 6 pages 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 

Tuesday, July 30, 1996 

Northwestern faces many changes among faculty, staff 

latum Lyles 

Cunent Sauce 

Throughout the past few months the faculty 
of Northwestern has taken on a new look. Many 
changes have been made affecting not only the 
people who were shuffled around but also the stu- 

Among those faculty members who fill these 
positions. Dr. Thomas Hanson has been named 
acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Research 
filling the position formally held by President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb. 

Hanson, who has been at Northwestern since 
1990 has served as president and vice president of 
the Faculty Senate, an associate professor of 
mathematics and director of information systems. 
He has taught courses in mathematics, computer 
science and computer literacy. In the past year he 
has provided leadership in strategic planning and 
budgeting for all aspects of academic and admin- 
istrative computing including Watson Library, 
campus networks, database development and 
accessibility and the use of technology in the 

Hanson will serve as Dean of Graduate 
Studies and Research until a permanent successor 
is named. Northwestern will conduct a national 
search for the position. 

"Dr. Hanson is a very competent, knowl- 
edgeable individual with the leadership abilities to 
promote and continue the develop of 
Northwestern's graduate program," said acting 
Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas 
A. Bums. "His past experience in higher educa- 
tion and 
with large 
tions make 
him an 
person for 
this posi- 

change for 
t h e 
has come 
with the 

resignation of the director of the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, Dr. Ray Wallace who will 
assume full-time teaching duties in the 
Department of Language and Communication this 
fall. Wallace is a professor of English and a 
nationally noted scholar on the teaching o£ writ- 

Sigma Nu to colonize on campus; marks 
second new Greek organization for NSU 

A colony of Sigma Nu Fraternity will be 
formed this fall on campus. The colony will be 
formed from members of Sigma Xi, a local frater- 
nity formed on campus last year, along with new 
members taken on during rush. 

During the fall, members will work with 
Sigma Nu's staff to fulfill a basic core of operat- 
ing standards including basic chapter program- 
ming, financial structuring, member education, 
social policies, recruitment, academic services 
and administrative organization. 

Once those standards have been met, mem- 
bers are eligible to receive their charter to operate 
as a chapter of Sigma Nu. 

"The decision to create a new chapter of 
Sigma Nu is never reached in haste," said David 
J. Glassman, assistant executive director for 
expansion with Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

"Not only are we concerned with the men 
who will making up the initial interest group, we 
are also concerned with the quality of the institu- 
tion and the climate of the Greek community," 
Glassman said. "All of these things are in our 
favor at Northwestern State University. The uni- 
versity is a growing and prospering institution. 
The support shown by the Interfraternity and 
PanheUenic Council leaves us confident that there 
is a bright future for Sigma Nu at Northwestern 
State University. We are confident that the mem- 

bership of Sigma Xi understands the expectations 
of Sigma Nu and will be equipped to achieve 
more than expected." 

John Reed, president of Sigma Xi, said the 
chapter is committed to meeting those standards 
set by the national organization. 

"When researching national fraternities, we 
were particularly impressed with Sigma Nu's 
leadership in the fraternity world," said Reed. 
"We're looking forward to being the new fraterni- 
ty on campus and bringing this leadership to the 
system. We know that men are looking for some- 
thing unique when it comes to a fraternal organi- 
zation - that's what motivated us to form a new 

Founded in 1869 at Virginia Military 
Institute, Sigma Nu is the only international fra- 
ternity established explicitly against hazing. The 
fraternity has shown a leadership role with initia- 
tives in risk reduction, academic programming 
and leadership training. 

Sigma Nu will be the second new Greek 
organization on campus this fall. They will be 
joined by Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, a 
women's Greek organization. 

For additional information on any of the 
Greek organizations or the Rush process, contact 
Reatha Cox, Assistant Director of Student 
Activities and Organizations at 357-5384. 

Wallace became director of the Scholars' 
College in 1993 after one year as head of the 
Department of Language and Communication. 
While at Scholars' College, he worked to increase 
enrollment and retention at the state's designated 
honors college in the liberal arts. He also was able 
to broaden 
links to 
ments and 
across the 
which fur- 
t h e r 
ened the 
Wallace has 
been a fea- 
t u r w C 

speaker at many college recruitment efforts across 
the state and has recruited honors' students from 
across the country to Northwestern. 

"I'm excited about my future at 
Northwestern," Wallace said. 'It's time for me to 
step down from the Scholars' College and return 
to writing projects I have left too long on the back 

burner. I want to return to my first love, teaching 
writing, and let a new voice lead the Scholars' 

"I leave this position pleased with what the 
faculty and staff have accomplished during my 
time as director. (NSU President) Dr., (Randall J.) 
Webb understands my desire to return to teaching 
graduate and undergraduate students in the gener- 
al university. I will genuinely miss many of the 
great Scholars' College students I have recruited 
over the years." 

Among the rearrangement of positions here 
at Northwestern is the appointment of Dr. Thomas 
A. Bums as interim vice president for academic 
affairs by Webb. 

This appointment, as is Hanson's is subject 
to approval by the Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities. A permanent appoint- 
ment is to be made during the next academic year. 

Bums, who is also a professor of biology, 
has been a member of Northwestern's faculty for 

2C years and was head of the Department of Life 

Tciences for 12 years. 

"I have a tremendous respect for Dr. Burns 
as a scholar and academic administrator," Webb 
said. "He supports high academic standards and is 
very student oriented. He will work closely and 
effectively with academic administrators and fac- 

The Natchitoches Historicai Commission recognized former HSU 
President Robert Atost's dedication to historicai preservation iast week. 
Current President Randaii Webb was also in attendance. s*oto 

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ulty in continuing to improve the quality of 
Northwestern's academic programs and services." 

As department head. Bums was involved in 
program and curricula development as well as 
faculty supervision and evaluation. His duties 
also included student recruitment and problem 
solving, class scheduling, budget preparation, and 
allocation of financial and facility resources. 
Burns also handled accreditation reports and 
worked with the state and federal agencies and 
committees on research projects. 

University officials wouldn't comment on 
Former Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. 
Edward Graham's release from the position. 

Webb was also unavailable for comment on 
the matter. 

This summer the people of Northwestern 
also saw the retirement of Athletic Director Tynes 
Hildebrand who had been with the university for 
44 years. 

In a letter to Webb, Hildebrand reflected on 
the several years Northwestern played an impor- 
tant role in his life: 

"As of June 30, 1996, 1 will be resigning my 
position as athletic director at Northwestern State 
University. My 44-year relationship with this 
great university is a source of tremendous pride 
and appreciation for my family arid me...My wife 

and two sons graduated from Northwestern fol| 
university has indeed been like a family ton 
will forever be grateful for what this insl 
has meant to me, and am forever thankful for 4| 
opportunities it has allowed me to enjoy ( 
bless to all and... GO DEMONS!!!" 

Webb acknowledges Hildebrand 
many accomplishments as a fellow North* 
alumnus and university administrator. 

'Tynes and Julia Hildebrand rank amo 
finest people it has been my pleasure to 1 
Webb said. 'I not only count Tynes as a i 
friend, I consider him to be a top-notch f 
trator. Under his capable 
Northwestern's intercollegiate athletics ] 
has grown and prospered. This is a trih 
Tynes love for Northwestern as well as his fejbrts out 
ership skills." he 

Webb asked Hildebrand to remain as **|liithorit) 
ic director until a replacement could be foundMjch ^ 
respected his decision not to. His statement o^g «p, 
cerning the transition process is as follows: fa" ov 
"Northwestern's Athletic Council ireragaii 
screen applications for the position and wiN put j n 
mately present a list of finalists to President *Uo 
for his consideration. He hopes to have a ne**ith the | 
letic director ready to assume the responsilwthe fir 
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ve a newjith the part of me that made me like Biohazard 
>ponsiW*J the first place. This is belligerence at its best 
< Besides the outright anger on Mata Leao, a 

* other things tend to stand out immediately, 
■dl as the killer bass work on this record. If you 
■nt groove, Biohazard has it, and a whole lot of 
too. The bass and drums come together to 
tick you into oblivion right from the start. The 
teals are a little bit rappy I suppose, but with 
*h intense guitar jams backing it up, it really 
tesn't matter. Biohazard still has a sound that'll 
"te you want to go home and beat up your 

Other than that, I really don't know what 

* to say about it — if you like Biohazard, this is 
Sht up your alley. It's got anger and intensity 
'ill the other stuff that made you jam with 'em 

^W*e first place. This album won't be a disap- 
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The word 
'Pose or 
won't see 

you give their newest effort, "Swallow the 
a listen. This is methodical carnage for 
If you like the old stuff, you're going to love 
Utest release. And if you're not fortunate 
gh to be familiar with the band's previous 
Is, then it's about time you give Desultory a 
Just be prepared for some heavy-hitters, cuz 
*llow the Snake is full of tunes that'll knock 
teeth right out of your mouth. 

Compared to some of their older stuff, 
allow the Snake seems a bit more polished. 
K don't even try to think I mean "weaker." Not. 
close. Desultory is just as heavy as ever, but 
^ jtf'y've managed to push their sound to a whole 
mL* ' eve '- Tne growth is easy to trace from one 
to the next, and Swallow the Snake ii cer- 
• *^*Jy no exception . 

The band's bio describes Desultory's 
musical vibrations as moving "toward the 
fine line that divides melody and brutali- 
ty, blurring the point at which the two are 
united." Imagine being tied down and 
chain-sawed in two, but by someone who 
really loves you, and there you have 
Swallow the Snake. 
The guys in Desultory describe their 
H sound by saying that: "A lot of death 
metal bands' primal goal is to play fast, 
and as brutal as possible. We try to give 
our music a more melodic touch, but still 
keep it intense and aggressive. We try to 
keep it alive and catchy and never predictable." 
Believe me, Desultory have more than managed 
to do just that on Swallow the Snake. The band 
covers all the appropriate territory with songs as 
melodic as "Beneath" yet as hostile as "Blizzard 
in my blood." Desultory have left no stone 
unturned on Swallow the Snake. 

Lyrically speaking. Desultory give me 
exactly what I like. I'm dying to reprint a sample 
or two from some of the more killer tracks like 
"The bitter man," "Nothing dies," and "Silent 
Suffering." Unfortunately, however, that's proba- 
bly some kind of copyright infringement or some- 
thing, so I'll just have to suffice it to say that if 
you're like me, and you actually like to think 
about what a band has to say, then Desultory give 
you plenty of food for thought on Swallow the 

If you're already a fan of the boys from 
Stockholm, that's perfectly killer. If not then it's 
time to bust out your granny's credit card 
and charge yourself a copy of Swallow 
the Snake. Hell, don't be greedy — charge 
a couple of copies for your friends while 
you're at it You're gonna love me for it 

King Diamond 
The Graveyard 
MetalB lade Records 

Everybody in the whole entire world 
must know who King Diamond is. Even 
if you don't necessarily know trim as the 
frontman for Mercyful Fate, you'd still 
know him as the dude that has the KISS 
complex that went straight to his make-up. You 
just gotta love this guy. 

At any rate, the newest King Diamond is 
called "The Graveyard," and I have to say, I am 
impressed. Until recently though, I have to admit, 
I wasn't much of a King Diamond fan. That all- 
too-high falsetto used to drive me* insane. So 
when I got The Graveyard, I wasn't exactly break- 
ing my neck to get it into the CD player and crank 
it up. Well, the bad is on me. I was taken totally 
aback by what I heard. Now I'm seriously con- 
sidering if it wasn't my own stupidity that kept me 
from jamming with King Diamond in the first 
place. Oh, well. Live and learn. A little late to 
catch on, perhaps, but here I am nonetheless. Add 
my name to the list of people who admire the 

From the releases Abigail and The Eye, 
we're used to King Diamond doing concept 
albums, and The Graveyard is no exception. The 
bin describes the Graveyard's concept as "a chill- 
ing story of incest child molestation and the bp - 
tal ensuing trial of the purveyor of these evil 
deeds that is judged by a man who has been dri- 
ven insane.. ..The character depiction is so con- 
that you 
that per- 
haps it is 
you who 
is going 
I'll say 
for it— 

this is definitely not the music that you want to 
listen to if you tend to get somewhat queasy at the 
slightest mention of the macabre. King Diamond 
take their music to the ethereal extreme. 

As far as the vocals on The Graveyard are 
concerned, it's what most people have come to 
expect from King Diamond, but better. There 
seems to be a little bit less of the obnoxious falset- 
tos, and a bit more of the "Satan after sucking car- 
bolic acid" growls. As surprised as I am to hear 
myself say it I readily admit to having really got- 
ten into the vocals on The Graveyard. Whether or 
not you were previously a King Diamond fan 
doesn't matter — I still think you'll be impressed 
with the latest disc. 

Musically, it's all here. The one thing that 
always holds true with King Diamond is the way 
he puts excellent musicians in his band. The 
Graveyard is by no means an exception to the 
rule. The guitar work on it is first class. The 
Graveyard's melodies will reach into the darkest 
part of your heart, and pull it right out of your 
chest Like I said, you just gotta love it 

Type O Negative 

My Girlfriend's Girlfriend (the latest single) 

Yep. That's right. This is the latest release 
from Type O Negative. Perhaps you've heard it 
on the Demon. No? Well, keep listening, cuz you 
will. This baby's going into heavy rotation imme- 

My Girlfriend's Girlfriend kind of reminds 
of something that the Adams Family would jam to 
on a particularly festive night And Peter Steele's 
vocals. Oh, my. What can I say — the only word 
that comes to mind is deep, deep, deep. He's an 
absolute master at the craft of low, throaty vocals. 
One listen to My Girlfriend's Girlfriend, and I 
was immediately thinking, "Oh, yeah. I'm lovin' 
it Type O at their best" It's tongue-in-cheek, in 
your face kind of s*sfc md 1 <*i~ it completely. 

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Our View 

The summer terms are almost over and those of us who have sur- 
vived are left to face another year here at "Harvard on the Cane." 
Whether or not that is good or bad is up to the individual to decide, but 
things definitely look interesting for the upcoming year. 

Northwestern is currently undergoing a lot of changes. That is 
obvious to see on a physical level, hence the beautification efforts, but a 
lot of things look to be changing in the way the school is run and what 
directions that our beloved university will be headed in now and in the 
not-so-immediate future. 

From a power standpoint, we shall have to see how President Webb 
takes us into the future. Will things really be more open, or shall we 
have to endure another president with a closed-door policy that is so 
restrictive that it makes old communist europe look like Disney World? 
Will the beautification process continue to take shape under Webb, and 
if so, will it still move at the proverbial "snail's pace?" 

How will students and faculty respond to this changing of the 
guard? Hopefully, this transitional period will be a smooth one and 
Webb will begin to take this university out of its current ho-hum state. 

What about the accreditation process? How many NSU students 
will see their programs go 'belly-up" and fail? How many compromis- 
es like the controversial switch between LSC and the Division of 
Business will take place in order to keep old programs around? 

Webb has pledged himself to try to retain as many programs as pos- 
sible on this campus, but with the new tiered educational system and 
with university specialization being the trend of the future, how suc- 
cessful will he be? 

What kind of direction are all of the new department heads going 
to take their respective departments in? We have a lot of new faces in 
charge on this campus (and in Shreveport, as well) and it should prove 
interesting to see how well programs like NSU athletics and the LSC 
fares in the loss of their respective leaders. 

It should be interesting to see what will occur over the next year 
and no one can say for certain how successful we will be, but one thing 
does look definite-it should be a hell of a ride. 

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Olympics entertaining but tainted by commercialism 

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The Centennial Olympic Games have captured a lot of 
our attention over the past few days. Most news shows are 
sure to include tiie latest in the event finals and give us an 
updated medal count and many of us eat it up and try to catch 
as much of the almost all-encompassing coverage as we can. 

In watching the games this year, which I really haven't 
done in years past, I have noticed some really good and real- 
ly bad things about the Olympics. 

Starting on a good note, it is always good to see the suc- 
cess stories that go along with the games. 

Vitaly Scherbo, the gymnast from Belarus who was so 
out of shape in December that he couldn't even do a hand- 
stand. His wife had been in a coma and he had understand- 
ably quit training, but he managed to come back in good 
enough form to capture a bronze medal. Mary Ellen Clark, 
the diver from the United States, who looked to be "over the 
hill" going into the games that also managed to medal. 

And speaking of success stories what about Kerri Strug, 
the gymnast who everyone is probably sick of hearing of by 
now. The little girl who is small in stature, but who's huge 
vault in the women's team gymnastic competition helped put 
the U.S. team on the gold medal podium. One would be hard 
pressed to find a prouder moment in U.S. athletic history. 

The games are great because they also seem to bring us 
together somewhat as Americans. It sounds a little hokey, but 
even if you don't like it, you kind of have to admit it 

I have talked briefly with quite a few strangers lately, all 
of whom have wanted to discuss the Olympics. 

There is nothing wrong with that. 

In the aftermath of the TWA flight 800 tragedy and the 
subsequent bombing in Atlanta we, as a nation, need some- 
thing good to talk about If that something happens to be 

something as relatively simple as the Olympics, then so be 

One thing that I don't necessarily agree with is what 
kinds of things get covered, or maybe the reasoning as to 
why things don't get covered. 

NBC went on record saying that sports like boxing 
won't get much coverage because they are not popular with 

Look, I like the gymnastics and diving and all of the 
groovy crap that NBC puts on while trying to satisfy every- 
body, but I think boxing should make an appearance. What 
about other sports like Greco-Roman and Freestyle 
wrestling? These are two of the most physically challeng- 
ing events in the entire games, yet we don't get to see them 
because NBC doesn't want to sacrifice any of their ratings 

This brings up another issue. 

Since when should the focus on the Olympic games be 
more on the commercial aspects, such as television ratings, 
than on the athletes? 

It is shameful that this kind of garbage should go on. 
These athletes train their asses off for years to get to this 
level of competition and some of their events are never seen 
because NBC doesn't want to lose a few points in the rat- 
ings war. 

This policy of "pick and choose your Olympic sports" 
belittles all of the sports that are deemed "not worthy" by a 
bunch of stiff suits who are more concerned with how some- 
thing is going to look on a marketing report than on the 
incredibly important human element involved in the 

It sucks. 

Other than that, though, there really isn't much to 
complain about regarding the Olympic games. 

Granted, John Tesh and his moronic comments during 
the gymnastics competition have pressed the limits of my 
endurance at times, but otherwise the coverage has been 
pretty good and if for no other reason than the fact that the 
Olympics make a good conversational tool, I don't want to 
see them go so soon. 

Enjoy our athletes, our victories and our goose-bump 
raising national anthem, because they'll be gone before you 
know it 


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Nineteen apply for position of NSUs Athletic Director 

Nineteen candidates have formally applied 
to become Northwestern's next athletic director, 
with more expected by Friday's application dead- 
line, the University said Thursday morning. 

The applicants will be reviewed by the 
University's 15-member Athletic Council, chaired 
by Dr. Vicki Parrish, beginning Monday. Finalists 
will be interviewed in early August. Northwestern 
President Dr. Randall J. Webb will name the new 
athletic director, who will take over from interim 
athletic director Donnie Cox Sept. 1 . 

The pest opened July 1 upon the retirement 
of Tynes Hildet.and, who served as 
NorUvvestcm's athletic director in the last 14 
years of < *«4-year association with the University. 
Cox wi'i not be an applicant for the position. 

The list of applicants as of Thursday morn- 

David H. Adams, director of marketing for 
Team Dynamics since 1992, former athletic direc- 
tor at Akron (1985-87). 

Tom Apke, 53, formerly head basketball 
coach at Appalachian State (1986-96), Colorado 
(1981-86) and Creighton (1974-80); also athletic 
director at Creighton (1974-80). 

Joseph A. Biedron, 45, president and CEO of 
the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce 
since 1991; former athletic director at Monmouth 
College (1987-90). 

Daniel L. Bridges, 40, athletic director at 

California Institute of Technology since 1989. 

Greg Burke, 37, director of athletic develop- 
ment and marketing at Akron since 1992; former 
assistant ath- 
letic director 
for fund-rais- 
ing at 

Danforth, 54, 
formerly ath- 
letic director 
at Fairleigh 
former head 
coach at 
Tulane (1976-81). 

Dr. Richard "Dick" Ellis, 51, former athletic 
director at Baylor (1993-%). 

Dr. Brad Hovious, 47, former athletic direc- 
tor at Arkansas State (1993-96), Texas-El Paso 
(1987-93) and Delta State (1977-87). 

David A. Johnson, 44, assistant football 
coach at East Coweta (Ga.) High; former athletic 
director at Iowa Wesleyan (1986-95). 

Kevin Kyle, 35, director of athletic develop- 
ment at Kent State since 1992. 

Dr. Robert D. McBee, 49, special assistant to 

the vice president of student affairs at Eastern 
Illinois; former athletic director at Eastern Illinois 
(1994-96) and Robert Morris (1989-94). 

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USA Team Handball Federation since 1995; for- 
mer athletic director ti Sheldon Jackson College 
in Alaska (1989-95), Philadelphia Textile (1988- 
89) and Seattle University (1981-85). 

Pat Pierson, 40, head of Northwestern's 
Department of Family and Consumer Services 
since 1993; former women's basketball coach at 
Northwestern (1978-87) and East Carolina (1987- 

Russ Sharp, 43, athletic director at 
Centenary College since 1994. 

Scott Street, 34, assistant athletic 
trainer/administrative assistant for basketball. 
Wake F' est, since 1994. 

Tom Virgets, 43, president of Virgets 
Training Enterprises (boxing management & pro- 
motion firm) since 1991; former athletic director, 
West Georgia (1988-91). 

Dr. Harold L. Whiteley, 48, aerial crop 
photo technician in Lewisville, Texas; formerly 
physical education instructor at North Texas. 

Stan Williamson, 37, athleuc ticket manag- 
er at the University of Houston since 1994. 

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NSU Head Football 
Coach Sam Goodwin 
talks about this years 
team and this week's 
season opener, see page 7 

President Webb took time out 
to go watch Women's Soccer. 
Where were you? 
for the latest coverage in NSU 
soccer see page 7 

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Tuesday, Sept. 3,1996 

Itudent pleads guilty to federal charges of possession of child pornography 

dent sauce 

A Louisiana Scholars' College 
udent pled guilty to possession of 
lild pornography earlier this sum- 

Joseph Clinton Weinmunson 
26, pled guilty in U.S. District 
tourt to one count of possession of 
hild pornography obtained through 
rstate or foreign commerce. 
Weinmunson had been under 
investigation since Jan. 3 this year 
ifter university administrators noti- 
-fied university police of possible 
misconduct and abuse involving the 
ichool s internet system, according 
lo Detective Doug Prescott of the 

University Police. 

Weinmunson accidentally left a 
computer disk containing child 
pornography in one of the computer 
labs on campus, a move that prompt- 
ed the investigation. 

The investigation was handled 
by the university police department 
until it became apparent that the the 
sexually explicit pictures were com- 
ing from overseas. At that point, the 
U.S. Customs Office was brought in 
to assist with the investigation, 
Prescott said. 

Prescott described the investi- 
gation as one where the University, 
Scholars' College and university 
police all "shared a lot of informa- 

The investigation of 
Weinmunson continued until March 
26 when customs 
agents and Prescott 
went to 
Weinmunson's resi- 
dence, where he 
consented to a 

The search 
turned up more evi- 
dence that, accord- 
ing to Prescott, was 
used in 
Weinmunson's pros- 

Investigators were concerned 
with making sure that no children 
were being abused locally, and even- 

tually found that none were. None of 
the pictures that Weinmunson had in 
his possession originated 
from the area. 

"We have no rea- 
son to believe that he 
[Weinmunson] was 
involved in actual child 
abuse," Prescott said. "It 
appears that his involve- 
ment is limited to down- 
loading the pictures. It 
looks like he got curious, 
looked into it [sexually 
explicit pictures] and got 
himself in trouble." 
Weinmunson has said that he 
found the pictures by accident when 
looking through a listing of internet 

user groups and that they "dis- 
turbed" him, but that he did contin- 
ue to be involved in reproducing, 
commonly known as downloading, 
the photos for "about a year and a 

Weinmunson said that he has 
never been involved in any form of 
child abuse and doesn't feel that his 
use of child pornography would 
have led to any form of abuse. 

He also went on to say that he is 
undergoing counseling though he 
was too ashamed to seek help in the 

"I always knew what I was 
doing was wrong," Weinmunson 
said. "I know I can't let this go any 
farther. I understand that this is dis- 

turbing, but when you get right 
down to it all I did was look at some 

Weinmunson went on to say 
that he did "enjoy the pictures on 
some level that I am not proud of." 

Prescott advised Northwestern 
students to stay away from down- 
loading pictures in the same manner 
that Weinmunson did. 

"Whenever you start reproduc- 
ing files, you run into copyright 
problems with federal guidelines," 
Prescott said, "which can get you 
into a lot of trouble." 

Weinmunson is to be sentenced 
on Oct. 2 by Judge F.A. Little Jr. and 
faces a maximum sentence of five 
years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

NSU endures major faculty 
and staff changes over the 
summer months 

latum l.yks 

News Editor 

Throughout the past few 
months the faculty of Northwestern' 
has taken on a new look. New faces 
can be seen in several departments 
and at Watson Library. 

About 20 new faculty members 
have joined Northwestern, filling 
positions in the Division of 
Business, Department of Creative 
and Performing Arts, Department of 
Family and Consumer Sciences, 
Department of Health and Human 
Performance, Department of 
Language and Communication, 
Division of Mathematics, and 
Science and the Department of 

Through the sumrrier, many 
faculty also moved to new positions. 

Dr. Thomas Hanson was named 
acting Dean of Graduate Studies 
and Research filling the position 
formally held by President Dr. 
Randall J. Webb. 

Hanson, who has been at 
Northwestern since 1990 has served 
as an associate professor of mathe- 
matics and director of information 
systems. He has taught courses in 
mathematics, computer science and 
computer literacy. In the past year 

he has provided leadership in plan- 
ning and budgeting for all 
Northwestem's computer needs. 

Hanscr? vrill serve as JVan-of 
Graduate Studies and Research until 
a permanent successor is named. 
Northwestern will conduct a nation- 
al search for the position. 

"Dr. Hanson is a very compe- 
tent, knowledgeable individual with 
the leadership abilities to promote 
and continue the development of 
Northwestem's graduate program," 
said acting Vice President of. 
Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas A. 
Bums. "His past experience in high- 
er education and with large corpora- 
tions make him an excellent person 
for this position." 

Another change for the 
University has come with the resig- 
nation of the director of the 
Louisiana Scholar's College, Dr. 
Ray Wallace who will assume full- 
time teaching duties in the 
Department of Language and 
Communication this fall. 

Wallace became director of the 
Scholar's College in 1993 after one 
year as head of the Department of 
Language and Communication. 
While at Scholar's College, he 

see Change, page 2- 

Alpha Omicron Pi joins 
Northwestern Greek system; 
will hold special colonization 
rush this week 

Andrew Martin 

New members of Alpha Omicron Pi celebrate Bid Day on Greek Hill last week 

photo by Eric Duttle 

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Northwestem's Greek system 
has taken on a new look this year 
with the addition of Alpha Omicron 
Pi, an international women's frater- 

The plans to bring Alpha 
Omicron Pi began last April, 
according to Dana Ray, Alpha 
Omicron Pi's National Public 
Relations Coordinator. The univer- 
sity decided to bring in the organi- 
zation following Sigma Kappa's 
failed bid to reorganize. 

Alpha Omicron Pi participated 
in Northwestem's Formal 
Panhellenic Rush along with Sigma 
Sigma Sigma and Phi Mu and 
brought in its first 31 members dur- 
ing that process. 

Alpha Omicron Pi sent 31 girls 
to help start the new chapter from 
three schools in Ga.; Samford 
Birmingham, Birmingham Southern 
and Auburn, and from Northeastern 
Louisiana in Monroe. 

Alpha Omicron Pi officials 
were pleased with the amount of 
support that Northwestern as a 

whole had provided. 

"We've been extremely pleased 
with the support that we have gotten 
here," said Robin Wright, Alpha 
Omicron Pi's Executive Board 
Director. "We've received as much, 
if not more support than in other sit- 

Alpha Omicron Pi will begin 
holding its special colonization rush 
Sept. 4 through Sept. 6 at the Alpha 
Omicron Pi house on Greek Hill. 

All unaffiliated women at NSU 
are invited to attend the activities 
planned which include an informa- 
tional presentation, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. 
and a theme party Sept. 5 at 7 pm, 
both at the Alpha Omicron Pi 
House. Potential new members will 
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on-one with Alpha Omicron Pi rep- 
resentatives during personal 
appointments Sept. 4 from 2 p.m. to 
4 p.m.; Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 
and Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at 
the Alpha Omicron Pi house. 

For more information on Alpha 
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rush activities, please contact 
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Student Government Association 

The first SGA meeting of the semester will be Wednesday September 
4, 1996 at 9:00pm in room 221 the Conference Room in the Student 
Union. Anyone is welcome to attend. The SGA will be discussing 
Homecoming Court, Mr. and Miss NSU, and the new Senator posi- 
tion elections. They will also be sending out ballots for Homecoming 
Court and Mr. and Miss NSU nominations to all registered student 
organizations and all residence hall floors. The SGA office will also 
be sending the student organizations new renewal cards for the 1996- 
1 997 school year. When each student organization receives these 
packets read through them carefully and return all required informa- 
tion by the deadline stated. For questions concerning the upcoming 
elections call 357-4501 or stop by the SGA office room 222 in the 
Student Union and ask for Alicia Thomas. 

Student Employment 

Student Employee hours will be cut due to the increase of minimum 
wage. This will begin with the first pay period for the Fall Sem-ester 
1996. Scholarships will be cut from 30 hours to 27 hours a pay peri- 
od. Federal College Work Study will be cut from 40 hours to 37 
hours a pay period. The minimum wage will increase to $4.75 per 
hour. Students will make the same amount of money working less 
hours. Students are not allowed to work over their assigned hours. 

Campus Connections 

Diamond Dolls 

All NSU Diamond Dolls that worked the 1996 Baseball Season 
will meet at 5 p.m. September 12th in the lobby of the Student 
Union. If you have any questions, call 357-0531. 

Rowing Team 

If any student is interested in rowing, please call Calvin Cupp at 
357-5921 or stop by the Crew Office located in the Intramural 

Blue Key 

Blue Key will be holding their first meeting Thursday, Sept. 5, in 
the Blue Key Room, third floor Student Union. Elections for this 
year's officers will be held. 


con't from pg. 1 

worked to increase enrollment and 
retention at the state's designated 
honors college in the liberal arts. 

"I'm excited about my future at 
Northwestern," Wallace said. "It's 
time for me to step down from the 
Scholars' College and return to writ- 
ing projects I have left too long on 
the back burner. I want to return to 
my first love, teaching writing, and 
let a new voice lead the Scholars' 

"I leave this position pleased 
with what the faculty and staff have 
accomplished during my time as 

director. NSU President Dr.- Randall 
J. Webb understands my desire to 
return to teaching graduate and 
undergraduate students in the gener- 
al university. I will genuinely miss 
many of the great Scholars' College 
students I have recruited over the 

Dr. Virginia Crossno, who has 
been at NSU for 17 years, has been 
named director of university plan- 
ning and assessment and equal 
employment opportunity officer. 

Also among the rearrangement 
of positions is the appointment of 
Dr. Thomas A. Burns as interim vice 
president for academic affairs. 

A permanent appointment is to 
be made during the next academic 


Bums, who is also a professor 
of biology, has been a member of 
Northwestern's faculty for 28 years 
and head of the Department of Life 
Sciences for 1 2 years. 

"I have a tremendous respect 
for Dr. Burns as a scholar and acad- 
emic administrator," Webb said. 
"He supports high academic stan- 
dards and is very student oriented. 
He will work closely and effectively 

with academic administrators and 
faculty in continuing to improve the 
quality of Northwestern's academic 
programs and services." 

University officials wouldn't 
comment on former vice president 
for academic affairs Dr. Edward 
Graham's release from the position. 

Webb was also unavailable for 
comment on the matter. 

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Welcome back! 

Welcome back to Northwestern-- home of the Demons, $25 
parking tickets, Aramark food, campus beautification and at 
least for now, thousands of students ready to soak in all the 
knowledge their professors have to offer. 

And as always, the beginning of a new semester brings problems. 
Loan checks are late, book prices are up, scholarships are lost, lines 
are too long, professors expect you to attend class and you couldn't 
find a decent roommate if your life depended on it. 
This semester is no different- or is it? 

A relatively new administration is running the show now. NSU 
President Dr. Randall J. Webb has had three months to get settled into 
his new office and several faculty changes have occurred during that 

Dr. Webb has instituted an "open door policy" for all 
Northwestern faculty. He encourages the faculty and staff to make 
themselves accessible to students through office hours and attendance 
at student events. So far, Webb has followed his own rules. 

"Maybe the motto about students being 
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has been seen around campus talking- and even listening to students. 
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ing students hope- hope that maybe this year will be different, maybe 
the motto about students being important will actually come true and 
maybe this semester some of us will actually figure out what we want 
to do with the rest of our lives. 

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halls" of NSU, a special welcome to you. You have no idea what 
you've just gotten into. Just jump in and pretend you know what you 
are doing. Some of us have been doing exactly that for four years. 

Who knows? This new administration may have so many 
ideas and programs, the Northwestern we all know and love, might 
change before our very eyes. 

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these fifteen weeks, but several things are certain- everyone will get at 
least one parking ticket, getting eight hours of sleep will be a thing of 
the past, the best parties will always be the night before the big exam 
and the food here will never be as good as your mom's. 

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NSU: Better than high school and not much else 

The Bottom Line 

Andrew Martin 

After being back at NSU for a 
little over a week and enduring the 
first three days of classes, I'm 
already prepared to get the hell out 
of here. 

I'm sure that some of the other 
people on this campus who have 
been here for a few years would be 
willing to agree with that, although I 
doubt that many of the freshmen 

Don't worry, that will change 
with time. 

One of the first things that 
freshmen need to realize about this 
school is that, while it has its 
moments, it sucks. 

Need examples? Let me elabo- 

First off, let me say that it is 
better than high school, unless you 
were one of those popular, cliquish 
type individuals who had their glory 
days on a high school football field 
or swilling beer in the local 
McDonald's parking lot. 

Here at Northwestern, you get 
some autonomy from the parents 
and a chance to start over. No one 

here knows anything about you from 
high school, and a lot of people need 


Beyond being better than high 

NSU is 
better than 
little else, 
maybe a 
enema or a 
really bad 

I ' m 
not just 
trying to 
bad mouth the school, they have 
really earned this low rating from 

Parking seems to be worse than 
ever. I was signed up for an english 
course in the Teacher Education 
Building and promptly had to drop 


The parking was so bad by the 
TEC that people were parked in the 
grass all up and down Tarlton Drive 

and when the fascist establishment 
has parking ticket prices set at twen- 
ty-five dollars, I'm not going to risk 
parking illegally. 

No where else in the world 
would the "powers-that-be" be lame 
enough to eliminate parking spaces 
(the ones that used to be in front of 
Kyser Hall down the middle of the 
lot) when there aren't enough park- 
ing areas to begin with. 

Hello get your heads out of 

your asses. 

Dorm life. If you are currently 
living in a dorm and have never 

'You would think that you were 
bringing a guest into some top-secret 
nuclear testing facility by all of the 
steps that it takes to get someone into 
the dorm." 

done so before I have two words for 
you. Shower shoes. 

If you don't have them, go get 
them unless you are big on athlete's 

The dorms are also a lot of fun 
due to their really liberal policies 
regarding things like visitation. You 
would think that you were bringing 
a guest into some top-secret nuclear 
testing facility by all of the steps that 

it takes to get someone in. I'm wait- 
ing for the people in housing to start 
requiring a body cavity search to get 
in and out of the dorms. 

The food on campus. 
Freshmen. In case you haven't 
noticed, the food in Iberville is pret- 
ty bad. But hey, don't worry 
because it really won't get any better 
over in the student union, although 
the prices do go up considerably. 

One thing that is working out 
on campus right now is the effective, 
yet painful, beautification process. 

I have made the whole beautifi- 
cation scheme a personal target of 
mine since the first bricks were 
placed a while back, but I must 
admit that the whole post office, 
Kyser Hall area does look pretty 
damn good now. I wonder how 
much better it will look after they 
get the landscaping done? 

Having said something positive 
about the bricks, I must bring up 
something troubling about them. 
When are they going to stop? 
Rumor has it that the administration 
is going to brick a path all of the 
way to the library. With all of the 
money that needs to be spent on the 
students around here, bricks should 
definitely come last. 

All in all, this is not a really 
great school, but hey what should I 
expect? It isn't like this is an Ivy 
League institution or anything. 

And besides, its not like your 
bachelor's degree really means any- 
thing anymore anyway. 















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"Better Class of Losers" very appropriate title for subpar new release from L.U.N.G.S 

lesa thompson 

staff writer 


Better Class of Losers 


For those of you 
who had the pleasure of 
leaving our little 
"Metropolitan Capital of 
Northwest Louisiana" 
and actually going some- 
where for the summer, 
welcome back. This is going to be 
an interesting semester. I have Metal 
in store for you from bands as close 
as Alexandria and Houma to as far 

AT. 3- » * 

away as Tokyo, Japan. So strap 
yourself in to your 
favorite electric 
chair and wait for 
the voltage to kick 
in. This is going to 
be fun. 

Meanwhile, this 
review of 
L.U.N.G.S. should 
be enough to help 
you occupy your 
time. If not, go out 
and get yourself 
another tattoo or something. 

First of all, consider yourself 
forewarned. If you have any aver- 
sion to the "F' word whatsoever, 

% '''a LUNGS 

then "Better Class of Losers" most 
definitely is not the album for you. 
Tipper and crew left their mark on 
this disc with ample cause, Bubo. 

I'm only two minutes into a 
particular track and I've counted the 
"F'er" at least 25 times. Personally, 
I've gotten to the point where I tend 
not to even notice it anymore (I 
think of Natural Born Killers as a 
romantic comedy), but on "Better 
Class of Losers", it's kind of hard to 

It's sampled, spoken, rapped 
and written. There's just no way 
around it. So if you're a dainty miss, 
I suggest you stay the "F' away 
from L.U.N.G.S. and find yourself a 

nicer class of losers to hang out with 

Listening to "Better Class of 
Losers" will automatically bring 
Biohazard to mind. Granted, 
Biohazard is a bit more riff-heavy 
than L.U.N.G.S., but it doesn't mat- 
ter. The similarities exist nonethe- 

This is crossover music that 
mixes rap and Metal, and you'll def- 
initely have to have a liking for both 
in order to stomach the sounds on 
this disc. It's a bit less heavy than 
Biohazard, but a bit more rappy than 
Ice-T's Body Count. L.U.N.G.S. has 
apparently found a hole to crawl into 
somewhere between the two. 

If that seems like it might work 
for you, then by all means feel free 
to add "Better Class of Losers" to 
your collection. However, in my 
opinion, I think I'd save my money 
and wait from something more 
worthwhile to come along (like the 
new Crowbar due out Oct. 1). 

"Better Class of Losers" really 
doesn't appeal to my tastes and I 
couldn't find anything original on 
this disc. They even rip off W.A.S.P 
on the cover. (Okay, heads on sticks, 
been there, done that.) L.U.N.G.S. 
hasn't covered anything that hasn't 
already been done before. 

They haven't even managed to 
improve on something that was 

already out there. 

I already have both Biohazard 
and Body Count in my CD collec- 
tion. Adding L.U.N.G.S. to the mix 
didn't do one thing to improve the 

Granted, it's not the worst thing 
I've ever heard, but I don't consider 
it worth the 15 clams you'd have to 
shell out for a copy. 

Like I said, save your dough for 
some new ink or a better disc. I think 
"Better Class of Losers" is some- 
thing you really can afford-to miss 
out on. Unless, of course, you're just 
a die-hard fan of the crossovers. In 
that case, knock yourself out. 


If you're stock with a student loan that's not 
in default, the Army might pay it off. 

If you qualify, well reduce your debt-tip 
to $55,000- Payments either #of the 
deblor$l,500 for each year of service, 

You'll also have trai ning in a choice 
of skills and enough self-assurance 
to bat you the rest of your life. 

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Goodwin discusses upcoming 
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Dan Helms 

Staff reporter 

With the loss of many experienced players one may be wondering how 
well the Demon Football team will do this year. 

"Relying on youth will be the biggest problem. We have a lot of talent 
on the team, but they need to grow up fast," Head Coach Sam Goodwin 

Finishing one game short of the playoffs last season, another difficult 
year is expected for the Demon football program. 

"Nine out of the eleven games will be very tough. There are three teams 
in the conference who finished in the top five in Division 1-AA and 
Southern, who won the National Black 
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season," Goodwin said. 

Despite the tough schedule, many of the 
players remain optimistic. 

"We are focused and determined. Even 
though we lost a lot of starters last year, our 
defense is solid. I think we will stop the run 
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This year's defensive unit looks very 
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Jones and Keith Thibideaux. 

"They are probably the best comerbacks 
I have seen come through NSU since Randy 
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Therefore, this year we will concentrate on the running game." 

Jones and Thibideaux are confident that they will enable the defense to 
stop the opposition's running game better. 

"I think that with Keith and I at comerback, we can stop the passing 
game and let the defense focus on the run," said Jermaine Jones. 

According to members of the team, this could be one of the best offens- 
es in Demon history. 

"We will fill two vital roles early in the season, which are consistency 
and leadership. It is going to be up to us, the seniors, to guide this team 
early," said Stuart Archer. The running game should be good with Rob 
Robertson at fullback and Anthony Williams at tailback. 

"The big question mark on offense is quarterback right now. We don't 
have a Brad Laird who started four years, in fact we haven't got anyone that 
has hardly played. The quarterback is the key on the offense," said 

Despite confusion on the quarterback issue, the players are still confi- 
dent in the team's potential. 

"I know whoever gets to start at quarterback will do a fine job," said 
Brandon Emanuel. "We have still got our top two receivers from last year 
and are just as strong at the tight-end position." 



Ticket distribution process changes for Southern game 

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The season opener for the 
Demons has the potential to be a 
sellout. The Demons open up the 
season against Southern, a game 
which will set an NSU attendance 
record of close to 15,000 fans. 

Because the attendance is 
expected to be so high, all seats will 
be reserved. However, all students 
will be guaranteed a seat. Each stu- 
dent must pick up their tickets by 
5:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the field house. 

According to Doug Ireland, the 
director of sports information, stu- 
dents picking up tickets in advance 
is a standard practice for larger uni- 
versities who are accustomed to 
sellout crowds. 

"We have added ushers and 
other staff members to make sure 
the seating problem will be handled, 
both bands will be seated on the 
field to allow around 500 extra seats 

for the fans," Ireland said. He also 
added that this will make it easier on 
the ticket staff as well as students 
who want to attend the season open- 

Dan Korn, ticket manager, said 
that this policy went into effect a lit- 
tle over a month ago. Kom added 
that this will not be the policy for 
every home game, the staff just 
needed to avoid an overcrowding 
problem for this game. 

"We have been getting the word 
out by passing out fliers around 
campus, we have also contacted stu- 
dent groups leader such as the SGA, 
Panhellenic and the IFC to make 
sure that these groups knew to pick 
tickets up in advance," Korn said. 
Fliers were distributed at fee pay- 
ment to students at Prather 

I^Many students will often try to 
gei more man one ticket with their 
ID, this way the staff will have a list 
of names to match with the IDs to 

avoid this problem. The staff is 
expecting a larger crowd than last 
year. The ticket staff is also going to 
be flexible with the distribution of 
the tickets. "So far the tickets have 
been going like hotcakes," Korn 

This policy has come as a sur- 
prise to some students. 
Kevin Brough, sophomore business 
administration major, said that this 
will result in many students not 
going to the game. 

'This policy infringes on the 
students right to the game. Many 
times going to the game is a last 
minute decision and this way if they 
do not have the tickets in advance 
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Northwestern State University 

Tuesday, September 10, 1996 

students start semester with new parking policies, tickets 

ah Crooks 
laging Editor 

Parking tickets. Everyone 
seen those bright yellow 
ivelopes waiting under the 
indshield wipers of unsuspect- 
g students. 
This semester the price is 
same- $25- but the rules are 
little different. 

Freshmen and sophomore 
jmmuters must park in the 
irking lot across from Turpin 
adium. Last year, only fresh- 
en commuters were required 
park there. This new policy 
is decided by the faculty and 
udents who make 
i the University 
■affic Committee. 

Although stadi- 
n parking stickers 
DSt $5 less than 
Iher parking stick- 
is, campus Police 
hief Rickie 
filliams said he has 
sard some complaints from 
adents, most of them sopho- 
lores, about this new policy. 

"It's a valid complaint." 
'illiams said. "But this (new 
llicy) is the only logical solu- 
on. When you've got a park- 
i{ problem, somebody is going 
• have to park farther out. You 
light as well let your upper- 
lassmen have the closest park- 

We've got plenty of park- 
lg," Williams said. "But it's 
ot as close as they'd like, 
iverybody wants to park right 
tere by the building and you 
•st can't do it." 

Another new policy 
involves the west Student Union 
parking lot. 

"We used to allow parking 
down the center of that lot and 
they did away with that," 
Williams said. 

According to Williams the 
main reason behind this change 
is the addition of the road 
behind the post office. When 
vehicles are parked down the 
center of the lot, delivery trucks 
can't get out. 

This change eliminated 
"around 20" spaces from the 
west Student Union lot, 
Williams said. 

"People know when they 
are parking in the wrong 

-Police chief Rickie Williams 

Students should also notice 
the additional handicapped 
spaces put in during the sum- 

"There are a lot of extra 
handicapped spaces," Williams 
said. "More and more people 
are coming up with handicapped 
license plates." 

With all these changes, one 
thing remains the same 
University police are busy writ- 
ing tickets. 

On average, 200 parking 
tickets are given out daily, and 
many of those are appealed, 
Williams said. 

"We get a lot of appeals and 

we're fixing to do something," 
Williams said. "We're getting 
too many appeals. People are 
just using it to keep from paying 
a ticket 'right now.' They know 
they're wrong and they know 
the Appeals Committee is going 
to make them pay it , but if they 
appeal it, it gives them another 
month to pay for the ticket and 
that's not what it was designed 

According to Williams, the 
chances of having a ticket 
thrown out is "very rare," 
because there aren't many legit- 
imate excuses for parking in the 
wrong zone or not having a 
parking sticker. 

"People know 
when they are parking 
in the wrong spot and 
they know when they 
are parking in a 'no 
parking' zone," 
Williams said. 

Williams sug- 
gests that students 
should to campus early to avoid 
getting a parking ticket, espe- 
cially on rainy days. That's 
when the most tickets are given 

"Nobody wants to get wet," 
Williams said. "They're afraid 
they're going to melt." 

Additional parking lots are 
being planned, but students will 
have to be patient. 

Money for new parking lots 
and repairs comes from the sale 
of $10 and $15 parking stickers, 
and according to Physical Plant 
Director Loran Lindsey, it takes 
many parking stickers to pay for 
See Tickets, page 2 

Hundreds of NSU women go Greek during fall rush 



few Editor 

With the start of the 
thool year students may be 
•king themselves "How can 
{et mote involved?" 

One of the many answers 
I this question is GO 

With six fraternities and 
tven sororities Rushing this 
111, there are many choices, 
'tots year there are two new 
jfeek organiza- 
ions. Alpha 
cron Pi, an 
•omen's fraterni- 
and Sigma Nu 
fraternity have 
ben working hard 
make their 
Ppearance this 
*U a grand one. 

According to 
!«atha Cox the • 
•rticipation in 
kis year's sorori- 

rush, of 142 women, 
*erage as opposed to 
'tge number of women 

For Alpha Omicron 
kings went well. 

"There was a lot of inter- 
*t during formal rush and 
*en more interest was shown 
ring colonization rush." 
*id Reatha Cox, assistant 
|ector of student activities 
d Greek adviser. Alpha 
icron Pi continued to take 
e * members during their 
ionization rush which was 
*ld Sept. 4-6. 

Sigma Nu is composed of 
Ambers from a fraternity 
! &rted last spring called 
l Sma Xi. It [Sigma Nu] was 
6 »nded in 1869 at Virginia 

Military Institute and takes 
an active stand against .htt- 
tag, They are also taking new 
members this fall. 

So now did the rwahees 
think sorority rush went? 
The comments ranged from 
people loving rush just 
because they had the oppor- 
tunity to meet so many peo- 
ple to others loving rush for 
the new sisters they had cho- 

"I expected a slow, bor- 

Tri Sigma t$ very excited 
about our tie* members. We 
are looking forward to anoth 
er great year!" 

Stacey Miebaelt. Phi Mu 
Parliamentarian, was also 
happy with this yeir'i R««h. 

"1 was extremely p!ea»ed 
at the number of great gltb 
that went through rush," 
Michaels said. "I think each 
house has benefited enor 
mously. With the coloniza- 
tion of Alpha Omicron Pi, 

"If I had the chance to relive my 
rush week I would take it 
because it was an experience I 
will never forget." 

-Danielle Brooks 

NSU's Greek 



ing, unorganized process, but 
it was nothing like that." said 
freshman Danielle Brooks, 
after choosing Alpha 
Omicron Pi. "Everything was 
very time oriented but still 
fun and relaxed. If I had the 
chance to relive ray rush 
week I would take it because 
it was an experience I will 
never forget." 

Those participating in 
the week's activities within 
each house had the roost to 

"This year definitely 
brought about a quality 
Rush," said Jennifer 
Wilbanks, Rush director for 
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. 
"The Greek system as a 
whole is now much stronger. 

b e t t 

every Rush, 
the NSU 
Greek sys 
tem grows 
stronger and 
larger. The 
bond shared 
between, not 
only each sorority and frater 
nity, but all Greeks on cam- 
pus is evident in the efforts 
shown to pull together to 
support the colonization of 
another group. 

"I think that the support 
that we have received at NSU 
has been tremendous." said 
Dana Ray, Alpha Omicron Pi 
public relations coordinator 
"It i$ indicative of the strong 
Greek system on campus and 
we look forward to being an 
integral part of that strong 

Northwestern Campus Police Officer Tim Graves issues a ticket to an illegally 
parked Student. photo by Steve Evans 

Housing problems not a new issue on campus; 
most complications traced back to students 

Jane Baldwin-Gibby 

Staff reporter 

The wait is over for stu- 
dents who were in need of a 
place to live in the dormitories, 
according to Shelisa Theus from 
the auxiliary service office. 

Theus says that by the end 
of the first two weeks of school, 
rooms were found for the stu- 
dents who needed them, after 
the housing office received can- 
cellations from other students. 

Theus said the housing 
office is accustomed to a hous- 
ing shortage at the beginning of 
each semester and works, even 
on weekends, to find spaces for 

"Even in the past when I 
was a student there was always 
a problem with housing and that 
was the whole point of bringing 
University Columns [apartment 
complex] here," Theus said. "It 
was to accommodate the short- 
age of housing we had, but it is 
a reoccurring problem every 

"We thought it [University 
Columns] would totally elimi- 
nate the housing problem, but it 
did not," Theus said. "What 
happened is that we ended up 
attracting all the students who 
were living off campus, back 
onto the campus, so it didn't 
really create all the space we 
were hoping for." 

Theus explained that a 
housing shortage usually occurs 
at the beginning of the school 
year because many students 

apply late. 

"Usually around the first of 
August I'm filled to capacity, 
and 1 don't have any more 
rooms available," she said. "At 
that point I begin to work off 
cancellations. ..but those people 
who turn in their cards [room 
registration cards] after Aug. 1 
are the hardest people to 

Many cancellations came 
from upperclassmen who keep 
their rooms reserved until they 
could find other housing off 
campus, Theus said. 

Theus also explained that 
many students do not take the 
time to let housing know they 
are going to cancel their room 
reservation until after registra- 
tion, therefore, lengthening the 
wait for students who need 

"A lot of upperclassmen 
will come on opening day and 
cancel their rooms," she said. 
"During registration, a lot of 
students will not even bother to 
tell us that they are canceling 
their rooms. They will simply 
go through registration and 
when the room shows up on 
their fee sheet they will say, 
'Oh, well I never checked in; I 
want to cancel my room.'" 

Even when there is shortage 
of housing, Theus says no 
exceptions are made as far as 
placing students who do not 
meet the requirements of living 
in Varnado Hall. 

Only upperclassmen with a 
high GPA are allowed to live 


"I made exceptions for a lot 
of people in a lot of different 
areas, but with Varnado I did 
not," Theus said. "Varnado has 
upperclassmen in it and a lot of 
graduate students. I want to 
keep it that way, so I never put 
freshmen in Varnado." 

Freshmen are allowed to 
live in Dodd Hall although it 
has a GPA requirement of 2.5. 

"We called upperclassmen 
in Dodd who had the GPA 
requirements to live in Varnado 
and asked them if they would 
like to move to Varnado. ..for 
those who said yes, I transferred 
their room assignment to 
Varnado just to keep the fresh- 
men out." 

At Northwestern, freshmen 
are required to live on campus, 
but when there is nowhere to 
put them, Theus said they do not 
get a room before upperclass- 

"We deal with room assign- 
ments at a first come, first 
served basis," Theus said. 

Freshmen can live in 
University Columns, but they 
must receive special permission 
from Harold Boutte, director of 
auxiliary services. 

Usually, students must be 
21 years of age or older to live 
there, but Theus said that "many 
exceptions have been made." 

Unfortunately, no plans are 
made to build more dormitories, 
but renovations will be made to 
the present residential build- 

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Tuesday, September 10, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Rhythm and Brass 

The group Rhythm and Brass will be featured Sept 20 at 7:30p.m. in 
Prather Coliseum. NSU and LSMSA students will be admitted free 
with the presentation of a student ID. For ticket information contact Dr. 
William Mathis at 352-5724 or Linnye Daily at 352-7970. 

"New Faces" of the Theatre 

"New Faces," an event where chosen songs and monologues are pre- 
formed by freshmen, will occur on monday, Sept. 16. The first produc- 
tion will be 'Taming of the Shrew" Oct 8-12. 

Tailgate Parties 

SAB will sponsor pregame parties on Sept21, Nov. 9, and Nov. 16 
south of the Athletic Field House from 4p.m. until 6p.m. 

Tickets, NSU alumni facing counts of felony theft for 

allegedly misspending $91,000 in state grants 

Campus Connections 

a parking lot. 

"The money doesn't accu- 
mulate very fast when you're 
talking about the cost of a park- 
ing lot," Lindsey said. 

One of the projects in the 
planning stage is an extension 
to the TEC parking lot that will 
cost between $115,000 and 

Lindsey wants to get the 
base of the extension finished 
before the next summer session 
"if at all possible," to handle 
the overflow parking in that 

Student Activities Board 

SAB will be holding elections for Representatives-at-Large on Monday, 
Sept. 16, in 221 Student Union. All those interested please apply in 
room 214 of the Student Union. 

College Republicans 

The College Republicans will hold their first informational meeting on 
Tuesday, Sept. 10, in 321 Student Union. Everyone is invited to attend. 
We will be holding another informational meeting at a later date if any- 
one interested cannot attend. 

Order of Omega 

The National Order of Omega will be accepting applications for mem- 
bership starting Wednesday, Sept 1 1 in 214 Student Union and will be 
due by Thursday, Sept. 26 at noon. Requirements for membership 
include one full academic year at NSU, junior or senior undergraduate 
standing, GPA higher than the all-Greek average and good standing with 
your fraternal organization. If you have any questions contact your 
chapter president 


KNWD will be holding staff meetings every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in 
138 Kyser Hall. All personnel are reminded that your attendance to 
these weekly meetings is mandatory. This includes management staff, 
on-air dj's, dj's in training and news staff 

Blue Key 

Blue Key had its first meeting of the semester last Thursday. The fol- 
lowing officers were elected: President Michael Cao; Vice President, 
Jonathan Gautier; Secretary, Cedric Shorter; Treasurer, Matt Traylor. 

Phi Mu 

Study hall will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in 316 Student Union. Wear 
letters on Wednesday and dress up on Thursday. You can order Bid Day 
party pictures at the house Thursday between 2 and 4p.m. 

Former SGA president, Johnny 
Cox, and former SGA. commission- 
er of elections, Jerome Cox, are 
being charged with 13 counts each 
of felony theft for allegedly mis- 
spending $91,000 in state grants. 

According to the Friday, 
September 6, edition of the 
Shreveport Times, an arraignment 
was not set for the Cox brothers 
because the 39th Judicial District is 
vacant due to the death of Judge 
Richard N. Ware IV. the parish's 
sole judge. 

No date has been set to fill the 

The two Northwestern alumni 
are accused of using money from the 
Governor's Office of Urban Affairs 
and Development to benefit the 
church where they are youth minis- 
ters, the Will of God Ministries 
Church in Coushatta. 

According to the Times, the 
Cox brothers used the grants for the 
Louisiana Youth Outreach 
CoalitiOn-a tutoring program run by 
the Jerome and Johnny Cox. 

Eight alleged improprieties 
were cited in the audit, including a 
S34.222 salary paid to Linda Cox, 
Jerome Cox's wife. 

According to the Times no evi- 
dence exists that she worked for her 

One count of felony theft over 
$500 carries a penalty of up to 10 
years in prison and up to $3,000 in 


The Red River Parish District 
Attorney. William Jones, said that it 
is unlikely that the Cox brothers will 
be sentenced to the maximum of 
130 years in prison and $39,000 in 
fines if the are convicted on all 

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Fraternity rush began Sunday 
with an informational meeting in 
The Alley, sponsored by the 
Interfratemity Council. 

"The Greek community as a 
whole, is a place for people who like 
college, want to have fun and want 
to take leadership positions," said 
IFC President, John Hadey. 

In order to recruit new mem- 
bers the IPC, which consists of del- 
egates from each fraternity, met last 
week to adopt a rush schedule. This 
schedule includes parties for per- 
spective Greeks at each fraternity 
through Wednesday, when bids will 
be given. 

The delay of this semester's 
fraternity rush upset some but may 
have been beneficial. 

"Rush is being held too late, 
people are already in classes and 
there isn't enough time for the 

whole fraternity to get involved," 
said President of Tau Kappa 
Epsilon, Chris Staszak. But accord- 
ing to Hadey, the delay was an 
effort to increase involvement and 
make rush more accessible to the 

Sigma Nu, formerly known as 
Sigma Xi, will be among the frater- 
nities competing in formal rush. 
Hadey said that although they are 
still a colony, the chapter will partic- 
ipate like the other fraternities. 

Hatley expected 85 to 1 10 men 
to participate in the week's activi- 
ties. Rush booths were set up all 
over campus to spread information 
about rush and to assure people that 
they were not obligated to join a fra- 

During the rush parties, frater- 
nity members will stress the acade- 
mic programs, brotherhood, leader- 
ship and goals of their organizations 
in an attempt to sway rushees in 
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Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 

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Winner of six Southeastern Conference 
Journalism awards 

Our View 

Another year of parking woes 

Northwestern State University suffers from a rather bizarre 
affliction. It seems that on a yearly basis, groups of parking 
spaces transform themselves mysteriously into bricks. No one 
is really sure why this continues to occur since parking spaces are 
already at a premium at this glorified high school. 

One thing that we all can be certain of is despite the fact that no 
one knows the cause, it is something that should be investigated and 

This phenomena is one that would baffle most any scientist, espe- 
cially those who are involved in the science of parking engineering. 

All kidding aside, NSU needs to rethink its entire parking policy. 
Yes, other schools have parking problems, too. But we don't pay our- 
tuition at those schools, do we? 

The parking problem is an issue that has been harped on for years 
at this school, with the University never doing anything in response 
except putting up barricades to keep students out of faculty lots, 
replacing parking spaces with bricks and raising the cost of parking 

One of the more interesting moves that our moronic parking engi 

The parking problem is an issue that has been 
harped on for years at this school , with the 
university never doing anything in response..." 

neers (if we even had any) have come up with is making all freshman 
and sophomore commuter students park by Turpin Stadium. 

Looks good on paper, but why punish underclassmen because 
they choose to live at home instead of those monstrosities that this 
school calls dorms? The move, while making many of these students 
angry, has done little to curb the horrible parking situation on this cam- 

Stadium parking might not be too bad if the University would pro- 
vide some kind of shuttle service between a more central part of cam- 
pus and Prather. The University tried a shuttle at one time, and only 
about two students rode it (according to a higher university official). 
But who wants to wait for a shuttle that only runs once an hour, as pro- 
posed in the schedule that the school had it on? 

The University should run a shuttle once more, but on a more con- 
venient schedule, like every 15 minutes. If the University would do 
something like this, it would make parking down at the coliseum more 

One move that is currently being discussed is turning the bricked 
in area between Kyser and Williamson Halls back into a parking lot. 
Please, by all means go ahead and turn it into parking spaces, it might 
signify the end of Dr. Alost's parking insanity. 

What it boils down to is that NSU needs parking, not more bricks. 
The University and President Webb should get down to issues that mat- 
ter to the students, like the lack of parking spaces and quit screwing 
around with goofy, materialistic crap like beautification and bricking 
the hell out of the campus. 

The students aren't coming to this school to drive around looking 
for a parking space like Sir Galahad questing for the Holy Grail, they 
are paying to get an education. The school should keep this in mind 
the next time that they decide to eliminate more parking spaces and put 
in more bricks. 

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College romance... more trouble than it is worth 

The Gospel of Jeff 

Jeff Burkett 

Is it just me, or when the fall 
semester begins each year it seems 
like springtime? You know what I 

Students on campus begin to 
flaunt their clothes, their cars (and 
don't forget the hellaciously 
loud"systems"in them), their let- 
ters, and anything they can make 
up, to possibly find a mate. 

It's almost like watching The 
Learning Channel's animal forni- 
cation scenes, but over and over 
and in every bar and classroom in 
this God forsaken town. 

As a veteran of the NSU's dat- 
ing scene, I have only one bit of 
advice to all the new members of 
the wild wonderful world of acade- 
mecia... STAY SINGLE! 

When I look around at my 
freshman orientation compadres, I 
see the eager eyes of unknowing 
minds. Minds that will soon 
become clouded by the fever of a 

college romance. Minds that will 
become sidetracked from the mis- 
sion set forth by their parents to " 

go out 

and ~~ " — — ~ 
thing of 
that will 


be expe- ' " ' 

a relationship induced psychosis. 

I know many of you think that 
you will meet that someone, that 
special prince charming, or that 
lady in red, who will sweep you off 
your feet and you will ride off into 
the sunset with a degree in one 
hand and a high paying job in the 
other and you will live happily ever 

"I have only one bit of advice 
to all the new members of the 
wild wonderful world of 
academia.... STAY SINGLE!" 


More than likely, college rela- 
tionships end up in a heart wrench- 
ing split up, an enemy making 
betrayal, an unwanted pregnancy, 
or even a short term under-grad 
marriage. Doesn't sound too 
appealing does it? 

Other situations that never 
seem to work out is the Freshman 
dating the Senior. 

Who knows why this hap- 
pens? Maybe it is due to the lack- 
ing of a 

~ ~ ~ ™" parental 
and the 
looks to 
the elder 
for guid- 
ance and 


tion. All 

the time, 

the older one is having their "last 
college fling". 

The other negative aspects lie 
in the area of Greek relationships. 
This is one place for no mortal to 
venture into. Here the rules are the 
same, but a whole new twist is 
added to the evil plot. 

When it comes to pledges, you 

are looked at like meat in the 
butcher shop's window. Here the 
dominant parties pair up and mate 
with only the strongest and most 
virile of the pack. 

It is definitely survival of the 

And heaven forbid if Romeo 
and Juliet decide to call it quits. A 
battle between the houses of 
Montague and Capulet is certain to 
erupt. A battle of black listing, sis- 
terhood cry fests, and bathroom 
plotting that would rival anything 
the Mafia could pull off. 

Now don't think that I am 
advocating total relationship avoid- 
ance while you are in college. I'm 
not. I'm just telling you to enjoy 
your college experience while you 

There is no need to become 
tied down to something or someone 
when so much is going on around 
you. Go out, have fun, and get to 
know the people around you. 

There are too many interesting 
people not only here, but all over 
the world, for you to meet. The last 
thing you need to be doing during 
your four or five years here is won- 
dering where your significant other 
is, who they are with, what they are 
doing, or how much Moet they 
have been drinking! 


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Demons upset Southern in season opener 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff Writer 

The Demons overcame an early 
deficit to beat the NCAA Division I 
AA 12th ranked Southern Jaguars, 
27-10 in front of a record crowd of 
over 16,200. 

The Demons, who were 0-3 
against Southern, were relying on 
sophomore quarterback Warren 
Patterson to lead the team to victory. 
Although one of Patterson's hand- 
offs led to an early Demon fumble, 
he redeemed himself by throwing 
two touchdown passes and helping 
NSU rush for over 358 yards. 

"Warren Patterson did better 
than I've ever seen him do," said 
head coach Sam Goodwin during 
the post-game show. "We needed 
him to get the job done and he did." 

The Demons had two turnovers 
in the first quarter, both of which led 

to Jaguar scores, making the score 
10-0 in Southern's favor. 

Once the opening night jitters 
passed, the Demons came alive. 

Their first score came from tail- 
back Anthony Williams, who 
capped off a 65-yard drive by 
putting the Demons on the score- 
board with a 10 yard run. Williams, 
who has replaced the record-setting 
Clarence Matthews, finished the 
night with 25 carries for 150 yards. 

The Demons continued their 
offensive success on their next pos- 
session when Patterson threw a 77- 
yard touchdown pass to Pat Palmer. 
Palmer's reception made the score 
14-10, giving the Demons their first 
lead of the game. 

The Demons lost an opportuni- 
ty to score before the half due to 

The second half belonged to the 
Demon defense, led by linebacker 

Grant Crowder with 13 tackles and 
Robert Daniels, the Southland 
Conference's defensive player of the 

They kept the Southern offense 
out of the end zone the rest of the 

"With 10 new starters, our 
defense had big shoes to fill," said 
first year defensive coordinator 
Bradley Dale Peveto. "I was really 
proud of the way the guys handled 
themselves and kept their compo- 

The third quarter was highlight- 
ed once again by Patterson, who led 
the Demons on an 84- yard drive 
that resulted in another Palmer 
touchdown, this one from 25-yards 

Robert Robertson ended the 
Demons night by rushing in for the 
final touchdown of the game. 

Athelete of the Week: Grant Crowder 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff Writer 

When the Demons hit the turf 
this season, senior linebacker Grant 
Crowder will have already taken his 
share of hard knocks. 

Crowder, the 23 year-old junior 
college transfer student from 
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is finally 
entering his senior year of play after 
missing last season due to illness 
and injury. 

Crowder's troubles began in the 
summer of 1995. After promising 
spring practices,, his weight dropped 
from 210 lbs. to 178 lbs. in two 
months. Crowder, sensing trouble, 
went to the doctor and was immedi- 
ately hospitalized and diagnosed 
with diabetes, a disease character- 
ized by excess sugar in the blood 
and urine. 

After spending eight days in the 
hospital, Crowder went to his par- 
ents home to recuperate before 
rejoining the Demon football team. 

Although he missed the '95 
season opener, Crowder was both 
physically and mentally prepared 

for the team's next practice. 

"The only thing different phys- 
ically is that I have to monitor my 
blood before and after practice," 
Crowder said. "I have to have sugar 
on the field with me so that if I start 
g e t 
weak, I 
can take 
in some 

A s 
his first 
back, he 
a season 

injury by tearing his anterior cruci- 
ate ligament (ACL) in his knee. 

He tried to continue the prac- 
tice drills but his knee continued to 
swell. Crowder underwent recon- 
structive knee surgery one week 

Because of the injury, Coach 
Goodwin and the rest of the staff 
decided to put Crowder on emer- 


gency red-shirt status, which meant 
that he would have one full year of 
eligibility left. 

Not only was the team aware of 
the hole left by Crowder in the mid- 
dle linebacker position, they also 
felt the loss due to his leadership 
role on the team. 

"Grant is the #1 leader on the 
team," Goodwin said. "What 
makes him so good is his ability to 
motivate the players around him." 
Goodwin also commended Crowder 
on his ability to adapt at to the 
Demon defensive system after trans- 
ferring from Jones Junior College. 

"He may not have been a leader 
on the first day he got here," 
Goodwin said, "but by the second 
day, he never missed a beat." 

Crowder will be starting this 
season, but due to his absence last 
year, several players who filled the 
hole last year will once again play 
the position by alternating with him 
throughout the game. 

Because Crowder has endured 
many set-backs over the last year, he 
knows how fortunate he was to be 
able to take the field last Saturday. " 
I feel healthy," Crowder said, " and 
I am ready to play ball." 

Volleyball team takes third in tournament; 
two players named to all-tournament squad 

Kristen Zulick 


Hard work and dedication paid 
off Sunday when the Demon volley- 
ball team took third in a two- day 
tournament at Prather Coliseum. 
Two of the Demon women made the 
All-Tournament Team. 

Junior, Tiffany Cronin of 
Colorado and sophomore, Andrea 
Zegac of Pennsylvania, were selected 
by the coaches for the All- 
Tournament Team. 

NSU beat Prairie View and 
twice topped Centenary. 

The Demon women were just six 
points short of shutting out Lamar in 
three games Saturday, but the Lady 
Cardinals rallied for a five-game vic- 
tory. Texas-Pan American beat NSU 
in four games Sunday morning. 

Lamar rose over UTPA with a 3- 
win for the championship. 

Going into the tournament. 
Coach DeJute had no idea of what the 
results would be. 

"I want to get the unit out there 
to's strictly experience for 
us," DeJute said. Little did she know, 
her unit would come through third. 

Despite the fact that the Demons 
are young with five returnees and six 
newcomers, DeJute feels their great- 
est strength is the chemistry between 

"They have strong leadership 
from the upper-classmen and the 
team unity is great They get along 
both on and off the court," DeJute said. 

Besides Cronin and Zegac, DeJute expects senior 
Maggie Ehlers to be a court leader and freshman 
Gretchen Hecht to be a large contributor to the team. 

The Demons won their season opener Monday 
when Southern University forfeited the match when the 
Jaguars' head coach did not show up. 

Kendra Peters practices before the tournament last 


photo by Eric Dutile 

The next home match will be conference play 
against Nicholls Sept 17. The Demons will be throw- 
ing t-shirts, cups and huggies into the crowd. They will 
also have contests and prizes will be given. 

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, 
jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing 
violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting." 

_ -George Orwell 

Run, Anthony, Run! 

Tailback Anthony Williams caps off a 65-yard drive with a 10 yard touchdown 
run. Photo by Eric Dutile 

Womens Soccer Club recruiting players for the fall semester 

Kllzabeth Crump 


The Northwestern Women's 
Soccer Club is starting their third 
year this fall, but they are in desper- 
ate need of more players. The team 
only has 12 members and they are 
willing to teach any female who 
wants to learn to play. 

"We need more girls because 
we barely have enough to practice, 
much less play a game," two year 
member, Natasha Purcell, said. 
"Practice is only three days a week 
and it's fun". 

"This club is just for fun," club 
coach, Ron Foster, said. "We do 
travel and play other teams, but it's 
not like the NSU soccer team, we 

are not a part of the NCAA. This is 
what distinguishes us from them". 

Other schools that the soccer 
club plays are Louisiana Tech, LSU, 
Lamar, South West Texas, Louisiana 
College and Tulane. 

Many of the women on the 
team had no experience with soccer 
and are now loving the sport. "I did 
it just to keep in shape and now I 
love it", team member, Julie Eerceg, 
said. The Soccer Club is not look- 
ing for experienced players, they are 
merely looking for women who are 
interested in learning the sport. 

"I found soccer a little difficult 
at first", first year player, Julie 
Thompson, said, "but the rest of the 
team worked with me and were very 
patient". Thompson says she is still 
learning but she is also having fun. 

Not only is the soccer club for 
NSU students, but Louisiana School 
students as well. The soccer club 
has one student from the Louisiana 
School, Caroline Udall, who said 
she likes being a part of the soccer 
club because it gives her an opportu- 
nity to hang out with a different 
crowd. "I also find myself blowing 
off steam and soccer is definitely a 
stress reliever". 

Practice is held every Tuesday 
and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and 
on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., behind 
Watson Library. There is a yearly 
payment of $40 which covers club 
dues. The first game will be held at 
LA Tech, Sunday at 2 p,m. "Any 
female student interested should 
show up at practice and be ready to 
have some fun" Purcell said. 

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Body and Soul receives reviewer s praise; 
Guerilla Rock gets reviewer s criticism 

lesa thompsen 
Staff reporter 

Lainie Kazan 
Body & Soul 

MusicMasters/Jazz Heritage 

Okay, so you're about to 
lapse into a cardiac arrest. You 
just can't believe I'd actually 
review this stuff. 

Well, trust me, I kinda had 
doubts about it too. But now 
that I've actually listened to 
Lainie Kazan sing, I can honest- 
ly say that I've made the right 

Besides, Lainie's vocal 
abilities are admired by none 
other than Bette Midler, and the 
Divine Ms. M is never wrong 
(much like myself, for those of 
you who are new to this game.) 

Anyway, I guess this music 
is what Bill Cosby would lov- 
ingly refer to as "the smooth 
jazz sounds" of Ms. Lainie 
Kazan. Her voice isn't just 
smooth, it's fluid. It's like 
relaxing in a gondola in Venice 
while sipping on a Negora, your 
fingertips lightly brushing 
across the cool water as your 
arm lingers daintily outside the 
boat. (Yeah, and I've done that 
before, hence my knowing what 
it's like. Uh-huh.) 

Either way, you get the 

On Body & Soul, Lainie 
does her impressive version of 
Young and Heyman's When I 
Fall in Love. It's kind of sappy 
obviously, but if you have any 
affection at all for jazz, then 
you'll gladly appreciate every 
smarmy note. Lainie really 
shows off her talent and range 

in the title track. Body & Soul, 
and another track called We Can 
Only Try. 

As a matter of fact, the only 
song on the entire disc that real- 
ly doesn't appeal to me is the 
one called Love Medley. It's an 
up-beat kind of number that 
reminds me of the theme from 
"The Love Boat." When I lis- 
tened to it, I fully expected to 
see Gopher come dancing into 
my room with a pair of halved 
coconut shells strapped across 
his bosom (which is not at all 
the way I want to spend a 
Saturday night, I'll have you 

On the insert Lainie wrote, 
"What a joy to sing again, to 
share my love of music, to share 
my heart, my feelings, my very 

It may sound like a load of 
crapola, but if you diversify 
your musical interests and give 
Ms. Kazan's most recent musi- 
cal effort, Body & Soul, a try, 
then I'm sure you'll come to 
realize how sincere she is. 
Lainie sings like she was born 
atop a piano, microphone in 

Guerilla Rock 
Ace Records 

If you like guitar-heavy 
dance music that's completely 
stupid and about absolutely 
nothing, then I highly recom- 
mend this tape to you. 
Personally, I think it bites and I 
intend to record right over it. 
With anything. 

If the absolute crappiness 

of this tape can possibly be nar- 
rowed to one main topic, then 
that would have to be that the 
Superd — k's ripped off every- 
body he possibly could. And 
the worst thing about it is, he 
doesn't even do a decent rip-off 
job at all. 

Take Iggy Pop, GWAR and 
the B-52's and stone them all 
completely out of their minds 
then have them collaborate on a 
record with a time limit 15 min- 
utes to come up with a finished 

Take what they come up 
with and immediately discard 
even the slightest semblance of 
talent that may have found its 
way past the drug induced near- 
coma and add a few Tarzan 
swinging through the jungle 

Now take that tape and run 
over it with a Hummer about a 
half-dozen times. 

Whatever you might have 
left after the entire process is 
complete would still have to 
sound better than this smegma 
that the SuperDud calls music. 

Still not convinced? Put it 
this way — I got this tape for 
free, and I'm still gonna ask for 
my money back. 

How can anybody possibly 
suck this bad and not know it? 
Boggles the mind, I tell ya. 

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career planning and placement may 
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that the office has a new computer 
facility. Students can make resumes, 
receive help on career choices, and 
search for jobs over the Internet 
using the computers available. 

The computers were funded 
through a Title 3 grant from the 
Department of Education. "Career 
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Francis Conine, director of career 
planning and placement, said. "Our 
major goal was to move on into 
technology. We had very little tech- 
nology in career services, so this 
grant has really helped us out a lot" 

One of the major functions of 
the computers is to help students 
complete a resume. Students buy a 
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resumes are preformatted with 
Northwestem's degrees. 

"You can pop it into any IBM 
compatible computer and stick all 
your information into it and come 
out with this really great resume," 
Conine said. 

Conine also said that the stu- 
dents' resumes will be placed into a 
career planning and placement com- 
puter. The resumes are sorted by 
major, so when a company requests 
information about students from the 
office Conine can fax or send 
resumes to them. 

The rest of the computers in the 
office serve two major functions, 
according to Conine. The first pur- 
pose is for career development. 
Each computer contains a program 
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"It's a career development pro- 
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she said. 

Students who are still undecid- 
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dent pin point a career of their 


"It assess your value system, it 
assesses your interests, and it assess- 
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The second function of the 
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wide web that has job searches. 
Most of the sites only require stu- 
dents to write down their qualifica- 
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The office also contains a CD- 
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"The student can get information 
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name of the president of the compa- 
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The computers are already 
available for student use, but accord- 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 17, 1996 

cholars' College, Business Department prepare to move 



News Editor 

To better accommodate the 
needs of students majoring in busi- 
ness, the Department of Business 
will be moved from Morrison Hall 
to the newly renovated Russell Hall. 

According to Dr. Susan White, 
assistant professor of business, the 
move will greatly benefit the depart- 

"We are pleased not to have our 
classes spread out in four buildings," 
White said. 

Many are asking why the busi- 
ness department instead of 
Scholars' College is to be moved. 

According to research provided 
by White, statistics show that even 
with the Department of Business in 
Russell Hall, it will still average less 
room per student than the Scholars' 

College will in Morrison Hall. 

The majority of the Scholars' 
College students disagree with the 
decision to allow the business 
department to move to Russell Hall. 

"My personal opinion is that 
the University should have given us 
the building because it was ours 
before and was promised to us after 
renovation," said Scholars' College 
Sophomore, John Alexander Reves. 
"It was also used to recruit for 
Scholars' College and I feel that we 
were short changed. The University 
has done us a great injustice." 

According to Scholars' College 
Sophomore, Rick Morgan, "Once 
the University took away Russell 
Hall, they took away the Scholars' 
College's identity." 

Other Scholars' comments 
were along the same lines ,but the 
business students had a different 


"I think the new building and 
facilities will be a huge asset to 
business majors by allowing us to be 
updated with the latest equipment," 
stated sophomore business adminis- 
tration major, Kristy Gray. 

"The larger classrooms will 
also allow more students to take the 
classes they need for graduation." 

Another business major was 
concerned with the parking situa- 
tion, "Parking may be a problem and 
we might have to walk, but I like the 
idea of a larger building," stated 
Sidney Baniff, senior. 

According to White, the goal is 
to complete renovation of Russell 
Hall in November. The department 
will move during the semester break 
to avoid complications with students 
and their classes. 

Renovation of Russell Hall 

onstruction continues at Russell Hall while business students 
>lan to move in during the semester break. Photo by Eric Dutile 

^ampus call boxes in working order; rumors of 
ion-functioning boxes proven wrong 

Mm Ekberg 
aff reporter 

An investigation of the emer- 
tncy call boxes on campus made 
hursday, found that, despite 
Mors, all were in working order. 

Each call was answered and the 
ill box location identified within 
5 seconds. 

The calls, which are monitored 
1 the University Police and not 
11, as many originally believed, 
* monitored 24 hours a day. 

The emergency boxes, which 
Kt over $20,000 may or may not 
effective in decreasing crime and 
ding in emergency situations. 

No one knows because a study 
K never been done. 
"I don't think the call boxes 

will decrease crime anyway, campus 
Police Chief Rickie Williams said. 
"They will get the victim help 

Although the boxes have never 
been studied for their effect on vio- 
lent crime and emergencies, they are 
automatically tested daily to make 
sure they are operational. 

According to Williams, each 
box is computerized to call a testing 
center in California. 

If a box does not call 
California, the testing center calls 
the University Police. 

This has only happened once, 
according to Williams, and it was 
during the summer. Williams also 
said that someone was sent to fix the 
broken box that same day. 

The call boxes were put up in 

1994, after a 1991 SGA bill suggest- 
ed the boxes. The money for the 
boxes came from the Student Trust 

According to SGA President 
Carlton Downey, this trust fund was 
started in 1984 by a group of stu- 
dents who wanted to give back to 
the University. 

They voted to assess dues of $5 
per semester for four years to raise 
money that would be used to 
improve students' lives on campus. 
Now, only the interest from the 
account is used. 

'The interest, that's what we 
use today, and that's how the call 
boxes were paid for," Downey said. 
"So, no current student paid for 


Cost Per Student 

Division of Business 
$2,500,000/993 « S2,517/rnaJor 

Scholars' College $2,500,000/213 » $Il,737/major 

Renovation is an estimate from W. K. Norman and includes 
renovation and furnishings 

Available Building Space Per Student 

Division of Business 
Morrison Hall - 18,000 sq.ft. 
18,000/993 majors - 18.12 sq. ft/majors 

Russell Hall -42,000 sq.ft. 
42,000/993 » 42.29 sq. ft./majors 

Scholars' College 
Morrison Hall- 18,000 sq.ft. 
18,000/213 = 84.50 sq. ft./majors 

Russell Hall -42,000 sq.ft. 
42,000/213 - 197 sq. ft/majors 

Classroom Utilization 

Division of Business 
Morrison Hall- 5 classrooms 

120 sections/ (15 meeting times x5 classrooms) = 160 per- 
cent utilization 

Russell ! lali- 16 classrooms, 3 computer labs 
120 sections/ (11 meeting times x 19 classrooms) « 57 per- 
cent utilization 

Scholars' College 

Morrison Hall - 5 classrooms 

25 sections/ (11 meeting times x 5 classrooms) = 45 percent 

Russell Hall - 16 classrooms, 3 computer labs 

25 sections/ (li meeting timesx 19 classrooms) - 11 percent 


Maximum Possible Tuition * 
Division of Business 

$1,013.50 x 993 = S 1,006,405 x 2 = $2,012,811 

projected 15 percent growth over 5 years- increase of 149 

$1,013.50x1,142 = $1,157,417x2 = $2,314,834 
Scholars' College 

$1,03.50x213 = #215,875x2 =$431,751 

projected 15 percent growth over 5 years - increase of 30 

$1,013.50 x 243.= $246280x2 = $492,560 

* Reflects tuition only - room, board, meals, books are not 

Natchitoches' gold visitor 

leff Bttrkett 

terry Allen, the "Gold Guy" entertains motorists on 
Front Street early last week photo by Eric Dutile 

Staff reporter 

"Freak or friend?", was on the 
minds of local residents this past 
week as a man, known only by the 
local media as "The Gold Guy" , 
arrived in the downtown 
Natchitoches area 

Appearing out of no where, 
Lance Cpl. Tern Allen of Converse, 
treated many Front Street shoppers 
and passers-by to a week long per- 
formance of a mime/mannequin 

"The Gold Guy" got his name 
because of his golden appearance. 

He dresses in a Marine cap, a 
long trench coat, trousers, boots, 
and gloves, and is covered com- 
pletely in gold paint. 

According to Allen, he and a 
friend, while stationed in Hawaii 
with the Marines, got the idea from 
a local mime known only as 

The two then began a routine of 
their own in Hawaii, making from 
$45 to $75 per day, "because the 
Japanese tourists are there, and they 
spend a lot of money when they go 
out." said Allen. But the reason for 
his five day performance in 
Natchitoches was not for money. 

"After leaving Hawaii, we went 
through a few other countries and 

then on to Somalia, and he [his part- 
ner] came down with Malaria" said 
Allen, "and then after we got back 
to the states, he died." 
Allen, who is still in the Marines, 
does his act in his friends memory. 

According to an unidentified 
Natchitoches Policeman, they [the 
city] had no idea of who he was, or 
whatsis intentions were. 

Even after questioning the 
golden intruder, they were not quit 
sure what to think. 
The Mayor of Natchitoches. Joe 
Sampite, even got involved and 
went downtown to investigate. 

Many local residents found the 
daily, one act performance, a strange 
but amusing sight. 

"It kind of freaked me out the 
first time I saw him" said NSU stu- 
dent 'Buddy Wollfarth, "but after 
that. I would drive by every day just 
to see him and honk my horn". 

Many people were caught stop- 
ping or slowing down just to see the 
strange visitor. 

"The police have no beef with 
me" said Allen. "I'm just standing 
on this corner waving at everybody, 
and some people think I'm making 
gestures (obscene), but I'm giving 
thumb's-up, or a-ok's, or if someone 
says something wrong (vulgar) to 
me, I'll just look at them like they 
are crazy." 

Student Activities Board makes 
plans to get students more involved 

Andrea Lemoine 

Staff reporter 

During the first week of class- 
es, NSU students could be found in 
the Student Union, boxing with 
enormous gloves or defending 
themselves in the world of cyber- 
space. They could also be seen 
watching the comedy group, Ad- 
Libs and at the first pep rally of the 

Nine times out of ten, these 
events were probably sponsored by 
the Student Activities Board. 

The SAB is just one of many 
active organizations on campus. 

The Board consists of an 
Executive Board, a group of repre- 
sentatives from each class, and com- 
mittee chairpersons and members. 
Their job is to promote campus 
activities and encourage the student 
body to get involved. 

The SAB sponsors events like 
Welcome Week, Homecoming, tail- 
gate parties and pep rallies. 
Concerts, comedians and other nov- 
elty acts are also sponsored through- 
out the year. The SAB also sponsors 
weekly movies in the Alley, and pro- 
vides a study lounge in the Union, 
so there is something for every stu- 


Misti Chelette, SAB vice presi- 
dent, said the goal for this year's 
SAB is to "make it unique, to make 
it stand out, so that more students 
will take advantage of the opportu- 
nities available to them." 

According to SAB members, 
so far, all their activities have been 
successful. The first "Demons 
Come Out at Night" pep rally had an 
estimated attendance of 650 stu- 

This year's SAB executive 
Board includes Tait Martin, presi- 
dent; Misti Chelette, vice president; 
Zeke Wetzel, secretary; Lisa Horst, 
public relations and advertising 
agent and David Deggs, parliamen- 

There are many scheduled 
events for the fall. Buzz Sutherland, 
a comedian, will perform on Sept. 
17. A magic group called The 
Spencer, hypnotist Tom DeLuca, 
and comedian Taylor Mason will all 
be coming in October. 

All students interested in 
becoming involved with the SAB 
are encouraged to attend meetings 
on Monday nights in the Union. 
Students can voice their opinions on 
what the board should do to improve 
student life. 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 17, 1996 


Campus Connections 

Purple Jackets 

The meetings have been changed from Thursdays to Tuesday nights at 
9:30. Our next meeting will be tonight on the third floor of the Student 
Union. Returning members need to pay their dues of $10. 

Science Club 

The Science Club will have a guest speaker on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:00 
p.m. in Rm.113 Foumet Hall. Mr. Peasley Shorter, a chemist from 
Willamette Industries, will speak on the opportunities available with a 
chemistry degree. Officer elections will also be held. Any interested 
student who is unable to attend should see Dr. White, 1 15 Fournet, or 
Dr. Marsh, Rm.221 Fournet, to turn in nominations. 

College Republicans 

The College Republicans will hold another informational meeting on 
Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m in Rm.321 Student Union. Weekly 
meetings will be held in the same room every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.. 
Everyone is invited to attend. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Remember Monday is the service meeting at 7:30, Tuesday is the 
exchange with Kappa Alpha. Be sure to wear your letter shirts on 
Wednesday and remember your crew meetings at 8:00 p.m.. Don't for- 
get to dress up and wear your pins on Thursday. This week's meeting 
will be held on Sunday at 7:00. Congratulations Cookie Hargroder. We 
love you! 

Phi Eta Sigma 

The fall meeting of the Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma will be Tuesday, 
September 24, at 4 p.m. in Rm.149 Kyser Hall. Officers will be elect- 
ed, and plans for the semester will be discussed. If you have any ques- 
tions, please contact Tom Whitehead in Rm.103 Kyser Hall or call 357- 

International Student Exchange Program 

Two informational meetings on studying abroad through the 
International Student Exchange Program during the 1997-1998 academ- 
ic year will be conducted Wednesday. September 25, at 4 pm and 
Thursday, September 26, at 5 pm in Room 149 Kyser Hall. Tom 
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available to over 100 countries. Applications and further information 
for students is available from Tom Whitehead in Rm.103 Kyser Hall. 

Cochran named new LSC director 

Stev e Evans 

Staff reporter 

Betsy Cochran, now in charge 
of the Scholars' College, is ready to 
harness the reigns as department 

On Aug. 19 
responsibility of 
the Scholars' 
College pro- 
gram as a result 
of Dr. Ray 
Wallace's resig- 

was asked by 
NSU President 
Dr. Randall 
Webb, to apply 
for the job when 
its availability 
became known. 

"I took this 
job because I 
am really committed to the college." 
Cochran said. 

For the past three and a half 
weeks Cochran has been busy with 
the day-to-day activities. 

She admits that it is hard work, 
but several Scholars' College stu- 
dents have faith in their new depart- 
ment head, 

The students seem to approve 
of the change and feel that the new 
director will do a good job. 

"I think Dr. Cochran is going to 
be a wonderful director," said 
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"I think 
she will do 
quite well as 
our director 
and hope she 
will remain 
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for the future of the Scholars' 

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to Cochran 
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Even though it is a good num- 
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met, she would like to see the pro- 
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Cochran also hopes that by 
next semester the Scholars' College 
will have their own classrooms. 

This semester they have had to 
schedule their class meeting times 
around other University courses 
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The Power of Friendship. 

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Jennifer Tilley 

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Jennifer Merrel 

Kristen Tingle 

Teresa Doyle 

Amanda Mills 

Holly Tolusso 

Nicole Earhart 

Kimberly Murray 

Amy Tompkins 

Brandi Earnest 

Sherry Nonnemacher 

Ginger Veazey 

Amber Elmer 

Katherine Porter 

Kelly Waller 

Rebecca Farabough 

Jennifer Powell 

Emily Wanerdorf er 

Katy Faucheaux 

Kristie Ramirez 

Wendy Waterman 

Kristy Fell 

Scarlett Ray 

Adrienne Weldon 

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Alpha Omicron Pi would like to thank the NSU staff, faculty and 
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Tuesday, September 17, 1996 Tuesd 


Freshman Courtney Cloy gets some sleep in his room at Rapides Hall. Sometimes, being away from home 
means never having to clean your room. Photo by steve Evans 

Jeffrey Monteguet 


For every action there is an 
equal and opposite freshman 

What is it about 
Northwestern that brings fresh- 
men here? Why do they chose 
NSU over other colleges like 
LSU, the University of New 
Orleans, Florida State 
University and 

Is it the 
band? Is it the 
Or is it the band 

Accordi ng 
to several first- 
semester fresh- 
m e n 
was No. 1 
because of its 
campus, schol- 
arships and pro- 
grams of study. 
NSU is also 
known for its 
"at-home" envi- 

But once 
they get here, 
Northwestern freshmen face the 
same problems faced by fresh- 
men all over the world. 

One of the biggest worries 
freshmen faced when moving to 
college was being treated like 
freshmen. But the esprit de 
corps of the upperclassmen 
has made them feel welcome. 

Since they began -classes 
only weeks ago, many freshmen 
haven't formed an opinion of 
their professors and schedules 
yet, but one freshman who 
wishes to remain anonymous, 


said the professors should real 
ize that the student's time 

"Some teachers think that 
their class is the only one I'm 
taking and they pile work on 
me," he said. 

Still, others have found a 
positive side to college classes- 
occasionally, they get canceled 
at the last minute. 

Dorm life, cafeteria food 
and parking 
problems are 
also at the 
top of the 

air i s 

screwed up," 
Poola, first- 

S h e 

Charrisse Gainey studies 
while waiting on her class 

tO begin. Photo by Steve Evans 


of the fresh- 
men inter- 
viewed listed noise, roommate, 
lack of space and community 
bathrooms as their pet peeves. 

One unanimous complaint 
is about the "shot glasses" in 
Iberville. Freshmen ask why 
the glasses have to be "kiddy" 

But at least one freshman 
was pleased with the freshman 

"Iberville is really good 
and I love all the choices they 
offer," freshman Jennifer Lord 



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Current Sauce 


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Our View 

Natchitoches: Small Town 
or Big City ? 

Natchitoches. To some students, with hometowns like 
New Orleans or Dallas, coming to NSU is like mov- 
ing into the backwoods. But for others who grew up 
in Jena, Haughton, Oil City or Shongaloo, Natchitoches 
seems like a metropolis. 

And the scary thing is, all of them are right. 
Natchitoches is one of those places that falls right in the 
middle. It has small town values, but somehow, big town 
problems have a tendency to creep in there too. 

NSU students and Natchitoches residents can't get 
MTV on cable, but students driving down the strip can stop 
in at the Crisis Pregnancy Center and sometimes, the cam- 
pus infirmary offers free HIV testing for students. 

And as a whole, parents can feel safe when they let their 
children walk down t he street alone to play at the neigh- 
bor's house, but NSU students are cautioned against walk- 
ing alone after dark and emergency call boxes can be found 
all over campus. 

And like a big city, Natchitoches also attracts some of 
the most curious characters. 

Only last week, the "Gold Man" camped out on Front 
Street, entertaining passerbys and giving us all something 

Natchitoches as a city, is an enigma. It is a ghost town during 
the summer ... yet is swamped during the Christmas Festival 
and then it takes ages and ages just to go a few blocks. 

to talk about. In fact, he was the "big news" in several area 
papers, including this one. 

Natchitoches as a city, is an enigma. 

It is a ghost town during the summer when all the col- 
lege students go home, yet is swamped during the Christmas 
Festival and then it takes ages and ages just to go a few 

Natchitoches has a love-hate relationship with its col- 
lege students. College students love to visit the super Wal- 
Mart at 2 a.m. and like to shop the "brick street" when look- 
ing for the perfect gift. 

So shop owners love the money we spend here and the 
cheap labor we supply but everyone hates the added traffic 
while waiting to cross the River. 

So, Natchitoches is an enigma. We can all find charac- 
teristics that support the arguments for Natchitoches- the big 
city and Natchitoches- the small town. It all depends on 
where your point of reference lies. 

One thing is certain, whether you are from Trout, 
Clarence, Pollock, Slaughter, Wisner, or whether you're 
from Shreveport, Baton Rouge or Houston you've found 
something special here that appealed to you and made you 

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Decline in voter turnout needs to be turned around 

Guest Columnist 

Curt Bennett 

The decline in the American 
voter turnout has many officials 
worried that people are losing inter- 
est in political activities. 

The definition of the voting age 
population is; "U. S. citizens 18 
years and over includes persons who 
are ineligible to vote , such as nonci- 
tizens, convicted felons, and prison 
inmates, but excludes Americans 
living overseas who can vote," 
according to the Bureau of the 
Census Statistical Brief issued Nov. 

Nationwide there are approxi- 
mately "196.5 million," people who 
meet the voter age population. 

Of that 196.5 million, women 
constitute the majority with 52 per- 
cent, whites constitute 84 percent, 
blacks approximately 12 percent 
and other nationalities about 4 per- 


The elderly ( persons 65 and 
over) constitute about 17 percent. 
This voting group plays a major role 
in political turnouts because they 
vote in higher rates. In fact, 70 per- 
cent of persons 65 and over voted in 
the last Presidential election. 

In Louisiana it is estimated that 
there are 3.1 million people of vot- 
ing age. Of these, 1.4 million are 
male, 1.5 million are female, 2.1 
million are white, and 902,000 are 
black. The elderly constitute about 

The long term decline in the 
American voter turnout rate was 
studied from the Congressional 
elections of November, 1966 
through the Congressional elections 
of November, 1990. 

Also studied was the 

Presidential election of November, 
1966 thru the Presidential election 
in November, 1988. 

The studied revealed about a 10 
percent decline of voter turnouts in 
the Congressional elections and 
about 12 percent decline in the 
Presidential elections among those 
who reported voting. 

After the studied was conclud- 
ed, the Bureau of Census and data 
collected from supplements to the 
Current Population Survey (CPS), 
determined that several factors play 
a major role in our likelihood of vot- 

The first is, the likelihood of us 
voting increases with our age. 

It was found that 60 percent of 
persons 65 and over and 56 percent 
of those age 45 to 64 reported voting 
in 1990. 

On the other hand, only 41 per- 
cent of those age 25 to 44 years and 
20 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds 
reported voting. 

Secondly, the chances of vot- 
ing increases with education. 

In fact, approximately 63 per- 
cent of persons with a college 
degree voted in 1990, compared to 
42 percent with a high school diplo- 
ma and 28 percent with to 8 years 

of school. 

It was also found that our 
chances of voting increased the 
higher our income becomes. 

The estimates are 31 percent 
for those whose income/earnings are 
10,000 dollars per year to 59 percent 
for those who earned 50,000 dollars 
or more. 

Another interesting fact is that 
workers employed in the public sec- 
tor voted more that other occupa- 
tional fields. 

It was found that "Among those 
in nonagricultural industries, gov- 
ernment workers were far more like- 
ly to go to the polls than wage and 
salary workers in the private sector: 
63 versus 41 percent. 

So, after reviewing and ponder- 
ing these facts I have concluded that 
we as Americans need to wake up 
and regain interest in political activ- 

We need to realize that our vote 
does count and that our political 
leaders mistakes now will live on 
long after they are dead and gone. 

In order to be part of the 
American way, contact your local 
Registrar of Voters at : 200 Church 
St. Natchitoches, La. 71457. 

Sex on campus alive and well according to columnist 

The Gospel of Jeff 

Jeff Burkett 

The horizontal mambo, the 
mommy and daddy dance of love, 
the naked watusi, doing the nasty, 
the ugly bump, the naked pretzel. 
Just a few of the terms used to 
describe the one thing that all 
humans just seem to love to do, 
have sex. 

Now before we delve into the 
wonderful world of fornication, we 
must remember that not everyone 
has sex. Some people still insist on 
"making love", or some just don't 
have it at all. But according to unof- 
ficial reports, sex is alive and well in 

the dorm's of NSU. 

You see, when school starts, 
there is an ample supply of willing 
and able bodies ready for a little 
experimentation. Now whether that 
experimentation is hetero or homo, 
we will not discuss. But, you can 
always count on the fall semester 
being one of the most "active" on 

People are doing it, there is no 
doubt about it. Just go by any dorm 
on a weeknight or weekend and you 
can hear the sound of heavy panting 
emanating from under the bedroom 

door. Sounds that may entertain the 
fellow residents of the hall, or 
sounds that even a cockroach would 
run from. 

But why do you think people 
are being so active on campus late- 
ly? Most people believe that being 
away from home gives you total 
freedom. No hassle of parental con- 
trol, no rules to obey, no one to 
answer to but yourself, and the most 
important, not having mom or dad 
walk in on your intimate encounter. 
According to Sophomore Casey 
Shannon, "People sometimes are 
doing it to keep from being bored". 
If that is the only reason, then count 
me in, because this town is putting 
me to sleep! 

Something you must also 
remember before "diving in", 
Natchitoches Parish, the one we are 
in right now, has quite a few world 
famous diseases floating around. 
Neat stuff like, Syphilis, Gonorrhea 

and Chlamydia. And don't forget the 
ever popular Herpes and even HIV, 
sound like fun? I guess that is why 
the school's infirmary gives out con- 
doms by the handful. 

Now that we are all aware of 
the sexual activity on campus, I'm 
sure there will be a few eager 
beavers who will be ready to go out 
and jump in the sack ASAP. But 
beware, a partner who is good in bed 
can soon become wacky in the head. 
Yes, the dreaded psycho lover can 
pounce on you when you are least 
expecting it. And heaven help you if 
your "one night stand" turns into a 
relationship, you know, the one that 
involves a blood test and a court 
appearance. Not a good way to start 
your day! 

So now that you have been 
informed of some of the pitfalls and 
gifts of love around the bountiful 
Northwestern campus, go out and 

Student disagrees with columnist s pessimistic views 

Above Andrew Martin's 9-3-96 
column is a huge help wanted 
poster. Mr. Martin proceeds to 
graphically demonstrate why help is 
desperately needed at Current 

Mr. Martin is a perfect exam- 
ple of the "half empty - half full" 
syndrome run amuck on the half 
empty side. What all new and 
returning students really needed in 
the first week of school is a highly 
depressing, pessimistic critique of 
what to expect at NSU. 

How many public colleges in 
the entire nation can you name 
which have plenty (or even ade- 
quate) parking? Institutional food 
tends to be — well, institutional. 
Not like mom cooks at home, but 
nutritious and well planned for 
healthy substance and probably just 
as good as Harvard, UCLA or MIT. 
Prices are higher at the student 
union, but no higher than the local 
pizza parlor. 

Of course, Mr. Martin was try- 
ing for as many "attaboys" as he 

could possibly wreak from one arti- 
cle, so I'm surprised that he didn't 
mention the other matters of vital 
importance such as the fact that 
none of the clocks work in Kyser 
(after all these years, why not fix 
'em or remove 'em?). To mention 
some of the more mundane issues, I 
have never seen so many great 
teachers on one campus, and I have 
at least four or five beautiful ladies 
in every class (this old nontradition- 
al student believes that NSU ranks 
very high in per-capita beautiful 

ladies), so what more objective data 
do you need to be a little optimistic? 

The "Gestapo" and the $25 
tickets are to protect the hundreds of 
law abiding students from the few 
arrogant SOBs who think the rules 
are for somebody else. 

Lighten up, Andrew, quit-ur- 
bellyaching' and get a life. How 
'bout them Demons against 
Southern? Even Andrew should be 
able to smile at that! 

K. Patrick Henry 

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Japanese heavy metal gets good marks from Sauce reviewer 

Ipsa fhnmpsnn 

Staff reporter 

Tokyo, Japan 

In my first review this semester 
I promised ya'll Metal from as far 
away as Japan. Well, here it is. 
Straight out of Tokyo, it's 
Guardian's Nail. 

Now, chances are you've never 
even heard of Guardian's Nail. So 
allow me to be the first to introduce 
you to a band that plays power 
Metal from way back. (Some of 
their influences include 
Queensryche, Riot, Rainbow and 
Judas Priest.) 

Guardian's Nail got their start 
in 1991 when guitarist Yasumoto 
Ohtani placed a band ad in a music 
magazine. Guitarist Tohru 

Miyanohara and vocalist Noriyuki 
Shinagawa read it, responded and 
were joined in 1993 by bassist 
Kiyoshi Seki. 

Eventually, drummer Tai Shoda 
found his way into the band and the 
rest, as they say, is Metal history. 

Guardian's Nail have released 
two demo tapes (Guardian's Nail, 
Second Wind) and finally have a 
mini-album available as well, a five- 
track entitled Believe, which the 
guys hope will be the one to put 
them on top of the Japanese Metal 

However, that probably won't 
be an easy task for Guardian's Nail 
to accomplish. 

Seki described the band's 
dilemma to me and I'm relaying it to 
you pretty much the same as I got it: 
"Foreign Heavy Metal music is very 
loved in Japan. 

But almost [all] Japanese 
Heavy Metal listeners are NOT 
interest in Japanese Heavy Metal 
bands. So we seek deals outside in 
Japan...." Hopefully the release of 
Believe will be able to do the trick 
and get Guardian's Nail more estab- 
lished in their homeland, as well as 
introduce them to Metal fans all 
over the world. 

At any rate, Guardian's Nail 
can count me in as one member of 
their international fan base. 

Believe starts off with a tune 
called Passion Red that kicks major 
booty all the way from Jump Street. 
It's fast, fast, fast and has more 
melody than you can shake your, 
urn, stick at. This is hard-hitting 
molten-mega-Metal that will knock 
your eyeballs right out of their sock- 

I swear, you'll have to hear it to 

believe it. These guys have been 
playing Metal for about 14 years 
each and you can definitely hear all 
that experience in Passion Red. The 
title absolutely fits the sound. 

Next up is a track called The 
Past Love. It 
starts off with 
some laid-back 
keyboard work 
but then kicks in 
with some seri- 
ous power-guitar. 

vocal range on 
this tune is awe- 
some. His voice 
has raw power 
that's as sharp as 
any blade ever 
wielded by a 
Ninja. As a mat- 
ter of fact, that's 
just about what 
this song is — a 
musical Ninja 
attack. You'll 
.be utterly blown 
away by it. 

Over the Valley is 

a more mellow tune but don't be 
fooled — by mellow, I don't at all 
mean "weak." There's still some 
killer guitar work in this song, and 
I'm once again impressed with just 
how much vocal ability I hear in 
Shinagawa's voice. 

There's no denying it — this guy 
keeps true to the style of power 
vocals, but without trying to sound 
like he gargles with carbolic acid 

every day of his life. 

He doesn't have to jam his 
voice way down in the mix and hope 
nobody notices it. Shinagawa can 
actually sing. And sing his ass off 
too, I might add! 

Guardian's Nail, from I to r: 
Shoda, N. Shinagawa, K. Seki 

Riding on the Wind has some 
good changes in the music and I par- 
ticularly like the percussion on this 
song. Shoda proves that a drummer 
can offer a whole lot more to a song 
than just a beat. His style really 
compliments what's going on musi- 
cally. Like I mentioned earlier, 
you'll be able to tell that these guys 
have been doing this for a long, long 
time. Nobody gets this good with- 

out years of practice. 

Keep Believing is a mellow 
tune, and Shinagawa uses this as an 
opportunity to show us that he can 
hit the low notes, too. 

His vocals are complimented 
by Ohtani's 
work and it 
adds a 
whole new 
to the song. 
may be laid- 
back, but 
it'll still 
reach in and 
pull some- 
thing out of 
your chest. 
I don't ordi- 
narily dig 
slow stuff, 
but in this 
case, I've 
made an 

Now, if 
you'd like to 
find out more about Guardian's 
Nail, and I strongly suggest you do, 
then you can visit the band's website 
an. html. 

It'll give you some more back- 
ground info on the band and let you 
know how you can order their 
music. Trust me, if you like straight 
Metal, then Guardian's Nail is the 
band for you. 

T. Miyanohara, Y. Ohtani, T, 


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Women's cross country team 
wins invitational, men take third 

Elizabeth V. Crump 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern Women's Cross 
Country team came in first place 
Monday at the invitational meet 
beating Texas- Arlington for the first 
time ever, while the men came in 
3rd under Sam Houston. 

'This was a very positive time 
of year," women's coach, Bridget 
Cobb, said."We had a great start and 
I am very pleased". 

In cross-country as opposed to 
any other sport, lower scores are 
better and place teams higher. NSU 
scored 38 against Texas- Arlington 
at 39. Stephen F. Austin came in 3rd 
at 52 and Sam Houston 4th at 95. 

In cross-country, the first five 
runners are counted for scoring 
according to their running time. 
Jody Gowdy ran the 3 mile run, 
coming in 1st for NSU, at 19 min- 
utes 59.55 seconds. The other 4 
placed runners were Christal 
Traylor, 20:32.91; Robin Meyers, 
20:56.01; Molly McGill, 21:04.48; 
and last, bringing NSU in 1st place 
by 3 seconds, Julie Lessiter, 

'This was a team effort and all 
7 battled, but we must continue to 
train and keep healthy," Cobb 
added. "We have to remind our- 
selves that this was the first meet 
and we have to keep building toward 

November 4th, which is the 
Conference Championship." 

The Freshman women had a 
good showing in Monday's meet, 
running for the first time 3.1 miles. 
According to Cobb, this was the 
best meet the women have ever had. 

Northwestern women will have 
another meet Saturday at Louisiana 
Tech at 8:30 a.m. and the men will 
run at 9:00. 

Though the women ran an awe- 
some race, NSU's Men's team came 
in 3rd Monday. UTA came in 1 st at 
32, Sam Houston in at 47 and 
Northwestern at 83. 

According to head coach Leon 
Johnson, the team was pleased with 
their effort. "Some didn't perform 
as well as they should and a few 
injuries held us back, but I see some 
prospects in our freshmen," Johnson 

Northwestern's first placing 
runner was Robert McCormick tim- 
ing in at 27:06.50 and following was 
Robert Bonner coming in at 

This was the men's first time to 
run farther than 3 miles and Johnson 
said they handled the 5 mile run 

"I was please with both the 
men and women today and especial- 
ly pleased that this was his women's 
first time to beat UTA in any track 
and field event," Johnson conclud- 

Athlete of the Week: cross county runner Jody Gowdy 

Elizabeth V. Cnrmp 

Stat reporter 

Athlete of the week Jody Gowdy runs in a high 
school cross country competition. Gowdy was 
one of NSU's top performers at Monday's meet. 

This weeks athlete of the 
week is freshman Jody Gowdy. 
who finished first for NSU 
Women's Cross Country team 
resulting in a win over UTA for the 
first time ever in any track and field 

"'Jody is a great role model," 
women's cross country coach, 
Bridget Cobb said. "She is dedi- 
cated and has so many good points. 
The only problem she has is that 
she is often too hard on herself." 

She was one of the top per- 
formers in Monday's cross country 
meet. According to Cobb, Gowdy 
the freshman runner who is from 
Colleyville, Texas has displayed 
strong leadership skills, which is a 
strong asset to the team. 

"I notice her determination 
motivates the other team members 
as well as the coaches," Cobb said. 

Although many were very 
pleased with Gowdy's perfor- 
mance in Mondays meet, Gowdy 
felt she did descent and hoped to 
do better. "I like to run on my own 
because I can push myself to do 
better each time. 

"I began running cross-coun- 
try in high school, but as a fresh- 
man I would get up at 4:30 in the 
morning and run with my dad. " 

Gowdy laughs now because her 
dad won't run with her, "He claims 
that I leave him in the dust." 

Team work means a lot to 
Gowdy. It takes a team to get any- 
where and that is what Gowdy 
loves. "I think as a team we work 
well together and I really admire 
coach Cobb." 

As far as goals are concerned, 
Gowdy has her priorities straight 
and her goals set, both long-term 
and short-term. 

"My short-term goals include 
being in the top 10 conference 
meet," Gowdy added, which looks 
promising if she runs as well as she 
did Monday. 

Long-term goals for Gowdy 
are to be in the NCAA 
Championship by the time she is a 

A positive out took is impor- 
tant to keep one motivated and that 
is the attitude Gowdy has. "I would 
rather shoot for the stars and land 
on the roof top than shoot for the 
roof top and land in the gutter," 
Gowdy concluded. 

Being a role model as Cobb 
referred to Gowdy, is a great com- 
pliment paid to a freshman. 

Gowdy will run again 
Saturday at Louisiana Tech with 
the NSU women's team and she 
hopes to do even better that this 
weeks run. 

IM sports kick off season with swim meet; ski trip planned 

Holly Dupuis 

Contributing writer 

NSU's Rec. Sports Department 
offers exciting and fun opportunities 
for students, and the semester has 
already begun with competition in 
Intramural swimming. 

On Wednesday, September 1 1 , 
the Rec. Sports Department held its 
annual swim meet at the NSU Rec. 
Complex. Heats were held in seven 
categories including: 100m medley 
relay, 25m freestyle, 25m back- 
stroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m but- 
terfly, 50m freestyle, 200m freestyle 
J relay. Division results are: 

Women's Total League Points 

1) Phi Mu 58 45 

2) Tri Sigma 54 40 


Total League Points 

1) GDI 62 45 

2) Kappa Sigma 56.5 40 

3) Theta Chi 23 35 

4) C.S.O 10 30 

5) TKE 3 25 

Many other opportunities exist 
for students including a ski' trip. 
NSU Rec. Sports is sponsoring a ski 
trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado 
from January 5-10, 1997 for stu- 
dents, faculty, and friends. 

The trip will cost $612.00, with 
a deposit of $ 1 20.00 due by October 
10. This fee includes round trip air 
fare from Dallas to Hayden, CO 
(students will have to provide their 
own transportation to Dallas), 5 
nights, 4 days of ski lifts tickets, a 4 
day ski rental package, and moun- 
tain picnics and parties. 

Options in this package 
include: snowboard rental, snowmo- 

biling, ski lessons, and ski races. 
Space is very limited, so be sure to 
register as soon as possible. For 
more information about the ski trip, 
call Scott at the IM building at 357- 

The Rec. Sports Department 
also offers opportunities for students 
to exercise and to work out. Along 
with an excellent fitness center, stu- 
dents may also enjoy free aerobics 
classes offered at the Intramural 
building at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

The IM building will be open 
from 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday 
through Thursday, 6:00 a.m.-4:00 
p.m. Friday, and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday. Students with 
any questions about up-coming 
events or opportunities offered 
through Rec. Sports, should call 

Lady Demon volleyball falls to 4-5 record 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern's Lady Demon 
volleyball team lost three straight 
matches this weekend at the 
Mississippi State Volleyball 
Invitational, bringing their overall 
record to 4-5. 

The Lady Demons, led by first 
year head coach Mary DeJute, 
opened their tournament play 
against Mississippi State Friday 
afternoon. The Lady Demons strug- 
gled, which allowed their opponent 
to hold them 15-4, 15-2, 15-7 in the 

The Lady Demons tested their 
stamina by playing again on Friday 
light, taking on the ladies of 
Southeastern Louisiana. The Lady 
demons were led by freshman 
Gretchen Hecht with 15 kills and by 

junior Tiffany Cronin's 14 kills. The 
Lady Demons attack percentage of 
.167 to SLU's .382 led to their 
defeat by a margin of 15-8, 15-5, 
and 15-7. 

In the Lady Demons final 
match of the tournament, they faced 
off with Troy State. Once again 
Cronin led the team with 11 kills 
and 1 3 digs, but it was not enough to 
put away Troy, who won 15-10, 16- 
14, 15-2. Lady Demon Andrea 
Zegac had 31 assists in the failed 

"We are a young team and are 
still experimenting and trying to 
decide which players best fit certain 
positions on the court," DeJute 
explained. "We went up against 
some tough competition and played 
very well, but inexperience got to 
us." DeJute also stated that she has 
adjusted well to the team because 
they have good chemistry among 


The Lady Demons begin con- 
ference play tonight at 7 p.m. 
against Nicholls State University. 
The coaching staff has implemented 
new promotional activities in order 
to get the crowd in the stands. There 
will be contests in which the win- 
ners will win pizza, and t- shirts 
and huggies will be thrown into the 
crowd. "Since there is no charge for 
the public as well as NSU students, 
you can't beat that admission price," 
Sports Information Director Doug 
Ireland said. "Anybody who has 
watched a volleyball match gets 
caught up in the action, which is 
why it has become the fastest grow- 
ing sport in America." 

The Lady Demons continue 
with conference play Wednesday 
night against McNeese State, and 
then travel to Arkansas State to par- 
ticipate in the Lady Indian Classic. 

NSII Recreational Sports 
is Sponsoring 
A 199? Ski Trip! 

WHERE Steamboat Springs, CO 
WHEN: January 5-10, 1997 
WHO: All NSU students, faculty, and friends 
HOW MUCH: $612 

DEPOSIT: $120 by OCTOBER 10, 1996 

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5 nights 

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Attention NSU student organizations! 

Here is the list of names for Potpourri 
organization photos. Times are nonnegotiable. There will be no retakes. Charter 
organizations only. If you are not chartered, your photo will be pulled from the 
yearbook. Please arrive fifteen minutes ahead of your scheduled time. 

Tuesday, October 1 

6:00-6:05 Bowling Team 

6:05-6:10 KNWD 

6:10-6:15 Current Sauce 

6:15-6:20 Greek Council 

6:20 - 6:25 Interfratemity Council 

6:25-6:30 Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

6:30 - 6:35 Fanhellenic Association (NPC) 

6:35-6:40 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40-6:45 Alpha Phi Alpha 

6:45 - 6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00-7:10 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:10-7:15 Sigma Gamma Rho 

7:15 - 7:20 Animal Health Technicians Association 

7:20-7:25 Beta Gamma Psi 

7:25-7:30 Phi Beta Lambda 

7:30-7:35 Society for the Advancement of Management 

7:35 - 7:40 Anthropological Society 

7:40-7:45 Beta Beta Beta 

7:45-7:50 Latter Day Saints Association 

8:00 - 8:05 Northwestern Association Family and Consumer Sciences 

8:05 - 8:10 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8:10-8:15 Kappa OmicronNu 

8:15-8:20 I.E.E.E. 

8:20-8:25 BAACHUS/SPADA 

8:25 - 8:30 Black Student Task Force 

8:30-8:35 Circle K 

8:35-8:40 College Democrats 

8:40-8:45 College Republicans 

8:45 - 8:50 College Libertarians 

8:50-8:55 Flight Team 

8:55 - 9:00 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Wednesday, October 2 

6:00-6:05 Council of Ye Revels 

6:05-6:10 Order of Omega 

6:10-6.15 PhiMu 

6:15-6:20 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

6:20-6:25 Alpha Omicron Pi 

6:25-6:30 Kappa Alpha 

6:30-6:35 Kappa Sigma 

6:35 - 6:40 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

6:40-6:45 Theta Chi 

6:45-6:50 Sigma Nu 

7:00-7:10 PhiMu Alpha 

7:10-7:15 Kappa Kappa Psi 

7:15 - 7:20 Black Student Association 

7:20 - 7:25 Student Government Association 

7:25 - 7:30 Student Activates Board 

7:30-7:35 Black Knights Drill Team 

7:35-7:40 Rifle Team 

7:40-7:45 Swamp Demons 

7:45-7:50 Music Educators National Conference 

8:00-8:05 Phi Boota Roota 

8:05-8:10 Sigma Alpha Iota 

8:10-8:15 Baptist Student Union 

8:15-820 Tau Beta Sigma 

8:20-8:25 Argus 

8:30-8:35 Council of Ye Revels 

8:35 - 8:40 Catholic Student Organization 

8:40 - 8:45 Student Theater Union at Northwestern 

8:45-8:50 Wesley Westminster Foundation 

8:50-8:55 Blue Key 

8:55 - 9:00 Purple Jackets 

Thursday, October 3 

6:00-6:05 Gavel Club 

6:05-6:10 Images 

6:10 - 6:15 Inspirational Mass Choir 

6:15 - 6:20 International Student Organization 

6:20 - 6:25 Knights of the Round Table Chess Club 

6:25 - 6:30 Non-Traditional Student Organization 

6:30 - 6:35 Northwestern Amateur Radio Club 

6:35 - 6:40 Kappa Mu Epsilon 

6:40 - 6:45 National Association for Industrial Technology 

6:45-6:50 Student Alumni Foundation 

7:00-7:10 BatGiris 

7:10-7:15 Students for Choice 

7:15-7:20 Student/Faculty Forum 

7:20 - 7:25 Student Personnel Association 

7:25 - 7:30 Toastmasters Club 

7:30 - 7:35 Alpha Lambda Delta 

7:35-7:40 Phi Eta Sigma 

7:40-7:45 Phi Kappa Phi 

7:45 - 7:50 Alpha Kappa Delta 

8:00-8:05 Der Deutsche Klub 

8:05 - 8:10 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

8:10-8:15 Le Circle Francais 

8:15-8:20 LosAmigos 

8:20-8:25 Phi Alpha Theta 

8:30-8:35 Pre-Law Society 

8:35-8:40 Psi Chi 

8:40-8:45 Psychology Club 

8:45-8:50 PRSSA 

8:50-8:55 Sigma Tau Delta 

8:55 - 9:00 Social Work Club 

9:00 - 9:05 Society of Professional Journalists 

9:05 - 9:10 Association of the US Army 

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Vol.85,No.8, 8 pages 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 24, 1996 

Faculty to see results of first pay raise in seven years in next week s paycheck 

Carroll DeMas 
Staff reporter 

Northwestern faculty received a 
long-awaited raise this summer, and 
now wait for Sept. 30, when they 
will receive the first paycheck 
reflecting that increase. 

Dr. Susan White, Faculty 
Senate president, said that the legis- 
lature of the University of Louisiana 
system passed a law mandating 
NSU's salary meet the Southern 
Regional Education Board average 

by rank. 

The law passed this summer 
called for all teaching faculty below 
the level of Dean and librarians 
receive a four percent cost of living 

New employees who fall into 
this category do not qualify for the 
raise because their salaries were 
negotiated when they were hired. 

This is the first pay raise for 
university faculty since 1989, when 
Buddy Romer was governor. 

"We, the faculty, are very grate- 

ful to the Governor and Legislature; 
this will make it very easy for 
Northwestern to attract quality fac- 
ulty," White said. 

The fully-funded total of the 
raise is about $1.6 million. 

Only five- sixths of the money 
for raises will be given to 
Northwestern this year because the 
SREB recognizes the fiscal year 
from Sept. 1 to Jan. 30 and 
Northwestern recognizes it from 
July 1 to Jan. 30. 

Northwestern will receive the 

other one-sixth of the money next 

Two- thirds of the money will 
be split among all faculty. 

Full professors will receive the 
largest pay increase because they 
were farthest away from the SREB 
average. Assistant professors will 
get the second largest pay raise, fol- 
lowed by associate professors and 
finally, instructors. 

Instructors will receive the 
smallest raise because they were 
closest to the SREB average. 

Election time again; students participate in democratic process 

Chcrie Mclancon 

Staff reporter 

NSU Student Government 
elections will be held Oct. 2 in 
Iberville and Oct. 3 in the Student 
Union Lobby. 

The candidates for the two 
positions of Freshman Class 
Senator are Angelique Duhon, 
Larry J. Ellis, Andrew Ganucheau, 
Emily Leonard. Camille Nunez, 
Ashley M. Pierce and Jody Lynn 

Candidates for the two 
Sophomore Class Senator positions 
are Lucas W. Dowden, Marian 
Kourtney Kentzel and Cichele 
Marie Sutton. 

Amy M. Crews and Richard 
G. Long are running for the two 

positions of Junior Class Senator 
and William Allen Eubanks is run- 
ning for the position of Senior 
Class Senator. 

Those running for the four 
Senator-at-Large positions are Dan 
L. Helms, Andrew Kolb. Anne 
Michelle Labbe', Stacey Lynn 
Michaels and Sandra Schmieder. 

There are no candidates for 
the graduate senator position. 

Emily Leonard, a freshman 
senator candidate, thinks the entire 
election process will go smoothly. 

"1 think the election should go 
welt," Leonard said. "I feel I have 
a good chance of being elected 
because I'm already involved 
around campus in different organi- 
zations. • 

"'In high school, I was 

involved with the Students' 
Council and held major offices 
each year." 

Leonard's campaigning will 
consist of putting up posters 
around campus, talking to students 
and getting to know them. 

Although Northwestern stu- 
dents are frequently accused of 
being apathetic when it comes to 
campus elections, at least a few of 
them are already thinking about 
their decisions. 

"It is going to be a very hard 
decision when it finally comes time 
to vote." freshman Mikka Hughes 
said. "I know several of the candi- 
dates and they each would do a 
good job." 

"I am really afraid that the 
candidates are all so qualified I am 

going to have a difficult time mak- 
ing a decision," NSU student 
Jennifer Dean said, 

NSU students know what they 
want when it comes to an SGA 

"Our class senators should be 
able to speak well publicly, live up 
to their own expectations and be 
responsible for themselves and the 
student body," Hughes said. "Class 
senators should feel good about 
themselves and about their class." 

Dean is looking for other qual- 

"I think that qualifications of 
the student class officers should 
consist of being interested in help- 
ing the school and student body 
and they should try to get the stu- 
dents involved," Dean said. 

University to begin implementing peer sexual harassment policies 

EmiK Leonard 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern State University 
has stepped up its process to inform 
students of sexual harassment. 

Title IX of the Education 
Amendment states that unwelcome 
sexual advances, requests for sexual 
favors and other verbal or physical 
conduct of a sexual nature consti- 
tutes sexual harassment when the 
conduct is sufficiently severe, per- 
sistent or pervasive, to limit a stu- 
dent's ability to participate in or 
benefit from the education program, 
°r to create a hostile or abusive edu- 
cational environment. 

When this occurs the school 
has the right to investigate allega- 

tions of sexual harassment. 

Teaching and informing stu- 
dents of sexual harassment has 
become a priority of NSU. 
Informational meeting for students 
has begun in the dorms by having 
guest speakers at NSU hall meet- 

"We are trying to create an 
awareness and do awareness activi- 
ties to let all students know they do 
not have to tolerate sexual harass- 
ment, encourage them to report 
instances of sexual harassment, and 
to advise those people that sexual 
harassment is not acceptable," Fred 
Fulton, vice president of student 
affairs, said. 

Many of the policies regarding 
sexual harassment can be found in 
the Student Handbook under the 

code of conduct. 

Any student accused of sexual 
harassment will be investigated. 
The student who receives the harass- 
ment will go through many discus- 
sions and asked what they feel is 
appropriate punishment. 

"If a student has sexually 
harassed another student, there are a 
wide range of sanctions by the 
University that are covered in the 
Student Handbook code of con- 
duct," Fulton said. 'There is a sec- 
tion in the code of conduct in which 
we would cover those sanctions." 

Section 6.5 of the student code 
of conduct will be taken into con- 
sideration when dealing with any 
type of sexual harassment. It states 
that sexual harassment is "disre- 
spect or inappropriate behavior at 

any time when dealing with other 
students and/or University employ- 

Fulton advises anyone who 
feels that they have been sexually 
harassed to see someone who they 
feel comfortable talking to. Fulton 
also feels that a student is here to get 
an education and has this right, and 
that the students are not here to be 
sexually harassed. 

If a student is sexually 
harassed, there are several places to 
find help. 

The Office of the Vice 
President of Student Affairs, Student 
Support Services, the Office of 
Counseling and Career Services and 
the University Police are all open to 
deal with student complaints regard- 
ing sexual harassment. 

The 12.9 percent average raise 
for NSU faculty will almost bring 
them equal with the SREB average. 
Before the raise, Northwestern had 
the lowest average salaries in the 
Louisiana Southern Regional 
Education Board. 

The remaining funds will be 
given to division and department 
heads, according to rank, for alloca- 
tion as they see fit. 

With less than a week until that 
first paycheck, NSU faculty mem- 
bers are looking ahead. 

"I'm excited because I now feel 
that I can compete financially with 
professors with the same job at other 
schools; it's only fair that we be paid 
the same," Steve Horton, Assistant 
Professor of Journalism, said. 

The new pay raise has students 
excited, too. 

"It's great because instructors 
are the most important element in 
education," Elizabeth Crump, 
senior, said. 'This will help 
Northwestern keep and attract quali- 
ty instructors." 

On-campus housing shortage 
solved; some students now 
having to look for roommates 

Nakia Bodlcy 

Staff reporter 

Less than one month into the 
new semester, the Housing 
Department has solved its place- 
ment problems in the residential 
dorms on campus. 

This semester over 2,600 peo- 
ple requested rooms, but, only 2,200 
spaces were available. 

"We don't have an over crowd- 
ing problem," Shelisa Theus, coor- 
dinator of residential services, com- 

Theus went on to say that 
although there were an enormous 
amount of room cards turned in, 
many people canceled their reserva- 
tion during the summer. When peo- 
ple cancel these reservations at the 
last minute, it causes the housing 

"Most of the people who 
applied [for campus housing] don't 
cancel their room until they have 
physically moved into their place," 
Theus said. 

Numbers indicate that there is a 
steady increase of people moving 
back on campus. This 
semester approximately 20-30 per- 
cent of NSU students live on cam- 

Theus believes this increase 
may be due to the increasing num- 
ber of incoming freshmen, continu- 
ing students coming back on to cam- 
pus because they are finding it too 
difficult to find housing and an 
increase in the University Columns' 
monthly payments. 

Everyone who requested a 
room now has one. 

Not all people, however, have 

Jiquanna Rogers, a freshman 

residing in Sabine Hall, is afraid 
she may have to pay for a private 
room because her roommate can- 
celed her reservation. 

"It doesn't matter to me if I 
have a roommate or not," Rogers 

"The only thing that I don't want to 
do is pay for a private room because 
I didn't request that and I feel that I 
shouldn't have to pay for that." 

The University, however, has a 
consolidation policy which protects 
people who roommates do cancel 
their reservations. 

'The resident can find their 
own roommate," Theus explained 
"If they can not find one, they are 
assigned one or, they still have the 
option to pay for a private room." 

This policy, however, does not 
apply to the smaller residence halls 
unless the room is already designed 
to be private. 

Other students, however, com- 
plain about having roommates. 

Brained Bass, a resident of 
Sabine, requested a private room, 
but was still placed with a room- 

"They told me that they didn't 
have enough room for me to have a 
private room, because the waiting 
list was so long," Bass said "I was 
told to come back on the 3rd of 
September when they were going to 
make room changes." 

Now that the semester is under- 
way, there seem to be more rooms 
available. Numerous positions have 
opened up in the upperclassmen res- 
ident halls. 

"It seems that there are a lot 
of empty rooms in Sabine now," 
Bass stated " The room next to mine 
is vacant. People who requested pri- 
vate rooms seem to be receiving 
them now." 

University faces eight percent rise 
in uncollected student debt 

Stacey Michaels 

Staff reporter 

Uncollected student debt has 
risen 8.34 percent since last year. 

According to Vice President of 
Business Affairs and Controller, 
Carl Jones, as of June 30. 1996, the 
approximate amount of uncollected 
student debt was $749,746. The fig- 
ure has increased from June of 
1995. when uncollected debt was 
$692,072. The total increase from 
1995 to 1996 was $57,724. 

This debt is a result of the 
numerous fees imposed on the stu- 
dents of Northwestern and their 
refusal or inability to pay them. The 
debt in question ranges from unpaid 
tuition to parking tickets. 

Although educational costs are 
rising, as well as the price of a park- 
ing ticket, Jones does not believe 
that this is the cause of the uncol- 
lected debt. However, many stu- 
dents blame their unpaid fees on 
financial hardships. 

Jennifer Sabrier, a sophomore 

business student, claims that she 
cannot afford to pay a parking ticket 
when she is still trying to pay for 
tuition on installments. 

"I have a hard enough time 
paying my tuition much less worry- 
ing about if I paid for my ticket," 
Sabrier said. 

Students who do not pay their 
fees are penalized by a hold on their 

"Holds are placed on students 
who are delinquent and their 
account is referred to the 
University's collection agency for 
handling and for reporting to credit 
bureaus," Jones said. "A hold elimi- 
nates the ability of a student to be 
registered for a future semester and 
obtain an of fiscal university tran- 

Students who do not pay their 
debts and resign from the University 
will still have a hold on their 
account for ten years. 

see Debt, page 2 ■ 

Campus Briefs 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 24, 1996 

Walt Disney World internships open doors for many students 

Tori Tarver 

"Natural Selections": A series of sculptures by Associate Professor 
of Art Michael Yankowski is on display on the first floor of the Orville 
Hanchey Art Gallery through Oct. 18. The collection recently returned 
from an exhibition at the Gruenn Gallery in Chicago. The sculptures are 
made of ceramic, metal and wood including cypress and mahogany. The 
gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Webb's open door: President Dr. Randall J. Webb will set aside 
parts of two afternoons each week to make himself available to students. 
Students will be abl e to meet with him from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in his office. Webb's office is located in Room 
102F of the new wing of the fine arts building. Students can make 
appointments or come by to meet with Webb on a first-come, first-serve 
basis. To set up an appointment, call 357-6441. 

Jogging track: The first phase of a two-mile jogging track has been 
completed from the intersection of South Jefferson Street and Tarleton 
J^rive to the University Columns Apartments entrance. Eventually the 
track will run along Chaplains Lake to the edge of campus. 

ISEP meeting: NSU students interested in studying abroad can attend 
one of two informational meetings this week. The meetings will be held 
at 4 p.m. Wednesday and at 5 p.m. Thursday in Room 106 of Kyser Hall. 
Students interested in foreign study in the fall 1997 semester or spring 
1998 semester are invited to attend. More than 100 study sites are avail- 
able including sites in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the 
South Pacific. For more information contact Thomas Whitehead at 357- 

Teacher training: Area teachers will receive training to help them 
provide a better education to young children with disabilities, with a grant 
awarded to NSU from the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund. Dr. 
Joy McGehee, assistant professor of education was awarded the $77,900 
for a project, "Computer Assisted Technology for Students." The ultimate 
outcome is to enable the inclusion of children with disabilities into regular 
preschool programming. 

Faculty promotions: Nine faculty have earned promotions effective 
with the 1996-97 academic year. Those receiving a promotion to full pro- 
fessor are Dr. Burt Allen of the Department of Creative and Performing 
Arts, Dr. Grady Ballenger and Dr. Jean D'Amato of the Scholars' College 
and Dr. Christine Ford of the Department of Language and 
Communications. Faculty awarded the rank of associate professor are Dr. 
Karen Cole of the Scholars' College, Dr. Vicki Bowman and Dr. Robert 
Gillan of the Division of Education. Steve Horton of the Department of 
Journalism and Dr. Leann Stickler of the Division of Mathematics and 
Science were promoted to assistant professor. 

Contributing writer 

College classrooms looked a 
little different for some 
Northwestern students over the 
spring, summer and fall semesters. 

Each semester, representatives 
from Walt Disney World in Orlando, 
Florida, visit Northwestern's cam- 
pus in search of students who want 
an opportunity to gain knowledge 
of the entertainment and leisure 

This fall, Northwestern sent its 
largest class to Disney. Ten students 
are participating in the college pro- 
gram through the Co-op division of 
Northwestern. The Walt Disney 
World College Program is a three- 
part program consisting of learning, 
living, and working experiences. 

The "learning experience" 
includes weekly seminars directed 
by professionals from the Disney 


, cont. from page 1 

Jones believes that the University is 
taking all possible steps to collect 
the debt. However, if those debts are 
not collected they are written off, 

"Unpaid student accounts are 
written off in the second fiscal year 
following the. year the debt was 
incurred," Jones stated. 

Northwestern is investigating a 
new way tq handle uncollected debt. 
'The University is exploring a sys- 
tem to charge a $25 late fee to stu- 
dents whose installment is not made 
on their due date," Jones said. 

Another measure under consid- 
eration is increasing the installment 
plan assessment. Jones believes that 
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The "living experience" places 
students in apartments with other 
college program participants from 
all over the world. 

The "work experience" offers 
students positions at the Magic 
Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM 
Studios, and Walt Disney Resort 

Students are "cast members" in 
a variety of positions including mer- 
chandising, food services, attraction, 
transportation, custodial, lifeguard, 
and hospitality. 

Cheryl Blalock participated in 
the spring of 1996 and worked in 
Fantasyland merchandising in the 
Magic Kingdom. 

"Working at Disney was a good 
experience, my memories will last a 
lifetime," Blalock said. "I now have 
'pixie dust' in my heart." 

Landon Amberg worked at the 
All-Star Sports Resort front desk in 

the spring of 1996. 

"It was a real eye opening expe- 
rience. I will definitely be going 
back," Amberg said. 

Being able to return to Disney 
as a cast member is just one of the 
advantages of attending the College 

By working at Disney through 
the college program or various 
internships, alumni are welcomed 
back at anytime. 

Roblynn Gass, who worked at 
Magic Kingdom in the spring of 
1995 returned last summer. 

"It was more fun when I went 
back. I got to see all the people I 
worked with before," Gass said. 

Teri Evans .spring of 1995 par- 
ticipant, also returned to her Disney 
home last summer. 

"Working at Disney was a once 
in a lifetime opportunity," Evans 
said. "Anyone should go, no matter 
what their major." 

After graduating from Disney 
University, with either a 
"Ducktorate" or "Mousters" many 
students will return to Disney for 
more opportunities and experiences. 

Students will sometimes 
change their majors to something 
more closely related to people and 
entertainment areas. Not only do 
students have an opportunity to 
work at a Disney theme park, but 
they also have an opportunity to vol- 
unteer with one of Disney's commu- 
nity outreach projects like Beta 
House or Give Kids the World. 

By applying all three aspects of 
the program, students will have 
gained an insight into the business 
practices and entertainment philoso- 
phies of Walt Disney World. 

Walt Disney World's continued 
support of education is proven 
through the College Program's liv- 
ing, learning and working experi- 

students with delinquent accounts 
would also encourage students to 
pay their fees on time. 

In spite of the fact that these 
alternatives are meant to prompt stu- 
dents to pay their fees on time, they 
could possibly increase the amount 
of uncollected debt. If a student can- 
not pay for their tuition, what will 
make them capable to pay an addi- 
tional $25 or a higher installment 
plan fee? 

Although the University cannot 
force students to pay their fees, the 
threat of not being allowed to con- 
tinue their education should be 
incentive for the students to pay 
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Campus Connections 

College Republicans 

College Republicans are holding weekly meetings every Thursday at 
6:00 p.m. in 321 Student Union. We invite everyone to attend our 

Student Activities Board 

SAB will be holding elections for representatives on Monday, 
September 20. You must be able to attend the meetings every Monday 
at noon. If interested, apply in 214 Student Union. All students are 
invited to our committee meetings held every Monday night at 8:30 
p.m. in 221 Student Union. 

Mu Epsilon Delta 

Mu Epsilon Delta, NSU's premedical health professional club, will 
hold officer elections for the 1996-97 year on this Thursday at 5:30 
p.m. in 107 Bienvenu Hall. All members are asked to attend. 

Journalism Majors 

KNWD news is looking for reporters, producers and anchors. 
Freshman are welcome. If interested, come to the KNWD staff meet- 
ing this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in 138 Kyser Hall or call 357-6764. 

Students Helping Students - Peer Advisors 

Applications are now available for Students Helping Students (Peer 
Advisors) for 1997 spring orientation. Applications may be picked up 
in the New Student Programs Office in 103 Student Union and are due 
back by Friday, October 11. Thirty positions will be available. 
Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, 30 credit hours, effective oral com- 
munication skills, desire to assist new students and knowledge of uni- 
versity rules, regulations and activities. 

Freshman Connection 

Applications are available for Freshman Connectors for 1997. 
Applications may be picked up in the New Student Programs Office in 
103 Student Union and are due back by Monday, October 14. Twenty 
positions will be available. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, 30 cred- 
it hours, effective oral communication skills, desire to assist new stu- 
dents and knowledge of university rules, regulations and activities. An 
informational meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, in the 
President's Room of the Student Union at 2:30 p.m. 

Public Relations Student Society of America 

PRSSA will have its second informational meeting Wednesday, 
September 25, at 2:30 in 222 Student Union. All interested students 
are invited to attend. 


Dues and rosters are to be turned in Monday, September 30. Order of 
Omega applications are due this Thursday by noon. Greek study hall 
will be held in 315 Student Union Monday through Thursday 9-4 p.m. 

Phi Mu 

Bible study is Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m.. Don't forget about the IM 
football game Thursday at 3:15 p.m.. Sisterhood events will .be 
Tuesday at 8:00 in the IM building and Thursday at the house. Order 
of Omega applications are due Thursday by noon. Sunday meet at the 
house at 2:00 p.m. for the alcohol awareness program. 

Current Sauce 

We will be holding a tutorial session in basic newswriting tomorrow at 
6:30 p.m. in 225 Kyser Hall for all writers currently working for or 
interested in working for the Current Sauce. 

International Student Exchange Program 

Informational meetings on studying abroad through the International 
Student Exchange Program during the 1997-98 academic year will be 
conducted this Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. in 149 Kyser Hall. 
Tom Whitehead, ISEP coordinator, will explain the application process 
and introduce students who have participated in the program. If addi- 
tional information is needed, contact Tom Whitehead at 357-5213 or 
go to 103 Kyser Hall. 

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"Vic" often taken for granted despite difficulty of job 

James W. Ponder 
Sarah Crooks 

Staff reporter 

"Thirty seconds left in the 
fourth quarter, fourth down. 
Northwestern is trailing by only 
three points! The ball is on the 40 
yard line. There is the snap, the 
other team is closing in fast., the 
pass... caught. He's going, going, 
going... TOUCHDOWN! ! ! 

The crowd roars as victory 
spreads through Turpin Stadium. 
The band is playing, cheerleaders 
are cheering and Vic, the NSU 
Demon mascot, is doing somersaults 
across the field. 

But most students take Vic for 

Vic shows up at every football 
game and pep rally, making the 
crowd laugh as he clowns around 
with the cheerleaders and band. He 
is the tangible evidence of our 
school spirit. 

His job isn't always easy. 

One of NSU's former mascots 
told the Current Sauce about his life 
as Vic. 

"Being the personality under 
the mask has some highlights and 

rewards," the former Vic said. "You team win. It kind of makes you 
get to act like a fool on the field or think 'Hey. I had a part in making 
sideline, or wherever you may be at this happen'," Vic said. 

"Vic" keeps the fans cheering as the Demons play ball 

the time; and the fans seem to get a 
kick out, of watching someone out 
there act like an idiot. 

"I guess the one major reward 
of being the mascot is seeing the 

file photo 

While being Vic has its advan- 
tages, the former Vic admits that 
there is one big drawback. 

"Yeah, I enjoyed being the 
'life' of Northwestern, but that outfit 

gets pretty d**n hot," the'former Vic 

Mascots can also get into situa- 
tions with the other team's mascot 
when words and .sometimes, mas- 
cots end up being thrown around. 

In 1992, Northwestern received 
national attention because of a situa- 
tion just like this. 

During the second quarter of 
Northwestern's homecoming game 
against Northeast, the NLU mascot, 
Chief Brave Spirit, began taunting 

The two mascots began fight- 
ing, in what the crowd first thought 
was a routine put on for their bene- 

Chief Brave Spirit pulled off 
Vic's head, which is something mas- 
cots never do. Vic then retaliated by 
throwing the NLU mascot to the 
ground and security had to be called. 

This was considered a victory 
by NSU students and the SGA 
declared Halloween as "Vic the 
Demon Day." The national media 
picked up the story with coverage on 
ESPN, NBC's Today Show and 
USA Today. 

Department of Creative and Performing Arts prepares for upcoming theater season 

Meianie Romero 

Contributing writer 

Once again, NSU's Theater 
Department has planned an incredi- 
ble and diverse season. The selec- 
tion of performances includes 
Shakespeare, a farce, a classic and a 
musical, allowing the department to 
showcase its well-rounded pool of 

The department begins its sea- 
son with William Shakespeare's 
"The Taming of the Shrew." This 
classic tale of the battle of the sexes 
boasts a man intent on "taming" a 
strong-willed woman into a sub- 
servient wife. 

This timeless plot, eloquently 
written by Shakespeare, showcases 
battling lovers, Petrucbio and 
Katherine, and their comic evolu- 
tion toward, what Petrucbio feels is, 
the perfect man/woman relation- 

Primary cast members include 
Tony Arieux, P.J, Davis, Brett 
Daigie, Christopher Sly, Renae 

Hie Taming of the Shrew 
William Shakespeare 

The House of Blue Leaves 
John Guare 

Christmas Gala 

A Dolls House 
Henrik ibsen 

West Side Story 
Leonard Bernstein 

Pullen, Abby PtidJewski, Patrick 
Thornassie, Guy Davis. Janin 
Snead. Cicely Hackett, and Alex 

Following the staple 
Shakespeare production 
the Theatre Department 
tackles contemporary 
playwright John 
Ooar's farce, 
"The House 

visit to New York City," 
states Dr. Jack Wann, 
NSU Artistic 

Finishing up the 
semester, as 
always, is 
t b e 

Gala. By com- 
bining the 


This zany 
script includes a "wannabe" 
songwriter, his wife , 'Bananas', 
and a whole menagerie of screwball 
characters at the time of the Pope's 

talents of the 
Theatre and Dance troupes, 
along with the Orchestra and Choir, 

a multifaceted show of Christmas 
carols, dances, skits, and countless 
other holiday traditions 

To begin the spring semester, 
the theater depaitment is planning 
Ingmar Bergman's modernized ver- 
sion of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's 

This play, controversial when 
it was first written in 1 879, exam- 
ines an intelligent woman's life 
after her decision to leave her hus- 
band and family to seek a more ful- 
filling life on her own. 

Ending the season, the depart- 
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cal "West Side Story" by Leonard 

This classic theme of star 
crossed lovers so famously por- 
trayed in Romeo and Juliet is born 
again in a modern tale of two racial 
gangs fighting for territory on the 

In the thick of it all, Tony and 
Maria, from opposing sides, find 
love and 07 to overcome the schism 
of society. 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, September 24, 1996 


Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 

Est 1911 

Winner of six Southeastern Conference 
Journalism awards 

Our View 

Northwestern has its good 
points, TOO 

Too often we get caught up in complaining about 
the conditions that we must "endure" here at 
NSU. The spectre of problems like parking, fee 
payment and all of the bricks are easy to comment on, but 
maybe we should all think about some of the better things 
that we have here. 

One of the things that is far and away better than at 
other schools is the process through which we register for 
classes. First off, we are able to preregister, an advantage 
that not many other schools have. 

The VAX and its "online" advising and scheduling 
capabilities also make the registration process much 

"The school is also doing things like having 
tailgate parties before the home football 
games. ...And to let students drink at them, 
well, it is a revolutionary move..." 

Can you imagine trying to register just days before 
classes start in the fall? What about attempting to register 
in long lines reminiscent of fee payment instead of in your 
advisor's office? 

Doesn't sound like a lot of fun, does it? 

The school is also doing things like having tailgate 
parties before the home football games. This year it looks 
like these might be a success. And to let students drink at 
them, well, it is a revolutionary move to say the least. 

Campus beautification goes well, it is just sad that 
most of us will be gone before the bulk of the project is 
finished. Perhaps the completion of this long and often 
tortuous project will be an incentive for alumni to return 
for homecoming and other events. 

This year, alumni who return to an NSU ballgame get 
an added bonus. They can root for a 2-0 team. And after 
watching two quarters of exciting college football action, 
they can watch 20 minutes of exciting college marching 
band action, because both the band and football team are 
in excellent form. 

All in all, things are not as bad around here as some of 
us would like to believe and with a future as bright as ours, 
it is going to get harder to keep fooling ourselves. 

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Columnist discusses the pros and cons of everyone's favorite excuses 

The Gospel of Jeff 

Jeff Burkett 

How many times has this 
happened to you? You go to 
class one day only to find out 
that a major paper or project 
you should have been working 
on is due by the end of the 

Does it happen regularly, 
often, once in a while, or all of 
the above? 

Or how about when it 
comes to class attendance, do 
you skip once in a while, once 
or twice in a semester, or on a 
daily basis? And the final one, 
when midterms or finals 
arrive, do you show up a little 
late, show up a lot late, or not 
show up at all? 

Well if you answered yes 
or even nodded in agreement 
to any of the above, then I can 
just imagine that you had a 

good EXCUSE for every 

Yes, I used the dreaded 
word that makes the faculty 
cringe, and gives the so called 
student one last ray of hope. 
Excuses, you see, are like 
a**holes, everybody has one. 
And I'm quite sure, if you ask 
any of your knowledge shar- 
ing professors, they will share 
with you some of the doozies 
that they have been privy to 
over the span of their academ- 
ic careers. 

You remember the old 
reliable grade school excuses, 
ones like "my tummy hurts" 
or "Teacher, I don't feel so 

And with being in college, 
the excuses are just as lame, 
but they are not only better 

worded, but much more time 
usually goes into an excuse 
now a days than time actually 
spent studying for a PhD. 

Being the former head of 
a student organization here on 
campus, I can identify with 
the faculty with whom I have 
had the privilege of spreading 
my nutrient rich excuses on. 

Believe me, when I can 
honestly say that I have heard 
it all. Probably not as much a 
most of the salary earners of 
NSU, but quite a bit. I would 
love to be a fly on the wall of 
any teachers office during 
these torrid excuse laden 
times. And that time would be 
anytime of the semester. 

I will have to admit, no 
matter what your excuse is, 
I'm sure it is going to be a 
good one. But you have to 
remember, when you use an 
excuse, it may just come back 
to haunt you. 

You know what I'm talk- 
ing about. The superduper, 
lamo, pull it out of your butt, 
excuses. Ones like, "My 

grandmother/grandfather just 

Now if that really happens 
then you have a valid excuse. 
But I know of a few students 
who over the course of their 
college careers, have lost six 
or seven grandmothers. 
Another popular excuse is the 
old "family problems" ploy. 
Just think about this, if your 
parents survived in the big bad 
world before you were ever 
born then I think that they will 
be able to take care of the 
problem without your guiding 
hand leading them through the 

Think about how many 
students have graced the hal- 
lowed halls of NSU, then mul- 
tiply that by three and you 
may be close to the amount of 
kaka that has been flung 
around this campus. 

So think, next time you 
decide to unload a mouthful 
of crap on one of your 
unlucky teachers, just remem- 
ber that they have heard it 
all... so it better be good! 

Student expresses dismay over abuse of subsidized housing programs 

Guest Columnist 

Tim Rosas 

College has long been a 
place of impoverished stu- 
dents, living by meager means 
in hopes of earning a degree 
and ensuring themselves of 
future employment and a bet- 
ter life. 

The perception of a stu- 
dent is one who lives in aging 
dorms, eats at greasy cafete- 
rias, and spends countless 
hours at an all-too noisy 

This is far from the truth 
for many NSU students. They 
are the ones who subscribe 
and prescribe the use of the 
Natchitoches Housing 

Those ill-educated, or 
ignorant as I was, may ask 
what the Housing Authority 
has to do with NSU college 
students. Personally I feel that 
it shouldn't have anything to 
do with college students. It 
should have everything to do 
with those who are in a desti- 
tute state and truly NEED 
assisted living. Let me not 
rant and first state the facts. 

Many on-campus students 
wish that they could afford to 
live off-campus. Apparently, 
some ingenious student 
learned that the Natchitoches 
Housing Authority provided 
rent assistance if the applicant 

could provide proof of finan- 
cial need. 

What is this all-entitling 
level; approximately $11,100. 
Simply put, a single adult who 
earns less than $1 1,100 a year 
is considered to be living 
below the poverty line. 
Therefore, they are eligible 
for government assistance 
including rent, food stamps 

Students are using this 
loophole to move off-campus 
at the expense of the taxpay- 
ers. Not out of need or due to 
a shortage of dorm space but 
simply as a matter of conve- 

Now if this was a isolated 
incidence, I could hardly see 
the harm but students are liter- 
ally coaching each other on 
how, and what to say to ensure 
that they qualify for the assis- 

I have even heard faculty 
advise students who mention 

that they wish to live off-cam- 
pus to go and apply for the 
much heralded "Housing 
Authority". This made more 
sense when I learned that 
many of the Authority 
Approved rent houses and 
trailers are owned and leased 
by Northwestern State facul- 

So where does the blame 
rest? In my opinion, it lies 
with the Natchitoches 
Housing Authority itself. Are 
the students taking advantage 
of a need social program? Of 
course they are. 

It is up to the Housing 
Authority to place greater 
restrictions on who, and why 
people receive their subsi- 
dized living. 

Everyone knows that chil- 
dren will steal from the cook- 
ie jar until a parent stops 
them. Apparently the same is 
true with the Housing 

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Fuel takes time out to discuss their sound, future plans and their audience 

lesa thompson 

Staff writer 

Fuel first got together about 
five years ago way down in the alli- 
gator country more commonly 
known as Houma. After a few nec- 
essary changes in the line-up, the 
guys feel like they finally have it all 
together. These days the guys in 
Fuel are like one big happy dysfunc- 
tional family — and that's exactly 
how they like it. 

I first saw Fuel in Alexandria 
when I went to check out the guys in 
Choke for what Jeremy Bouillion 
referred to as "the Carburetor 
Show." Unfortunately for me, I 
missed Fuel the first time around, 
but I finally got some sense into my 
head and hung out long enough to 
catch them the second night. Damn. 
I should've stuck around the night 
before — Fuel put on a show that was 
well worth it. Talk about angry. 
Geez, guys, ever consider switching 
to decaf? 

Anyway, Fuel has been busy 
playing shows wherever they can 
and shopping around their CD 
(Wounds, Scars and Other Happy 
Stories) at various record labels in 
the hopes that the right deal (any 
deal) will come along. So after 
weeks of playing telephone tag, I 
finally caught up with Fuel's vocal- 
ist John Lee and guitarist Carl 
Hebert. What you're about to read is 
the result of my journey into the 
abyss these guys call Fuel. 

LT: How difficult was it for you 
guys to get the disc together? 

CH: It took a good six and a half to 
seven months because of financial 
reasons. We just couldn't afford it. 
We had to keep putting it off until 
we could make a little money to pay 
it off, so it took about seven months. 

LT: Now that it's out and you guys 
have been able to sell some copies, 
what kind of response do ya'U get to 


JL: Fantastic! I mean, for the 
amount of money that we put into it, 
you wouldn't expect it to be as good 
as it is. but as far as the local scene 
goes, the response to it has been 
great. As far as I'm concerned, I 
wish it could have been better, but I 
do appreciate the amount of work 
that went into it. and I think we did 
a hell of a job. So in that case, I 
think we deserve the kind of 
responses that we've been getting. 
We put a lot of hard work 
into that CD and it 
paid off. 

LT: You said you 
think it could have 
been better, but in 
what way? 

JL: As far as the 
vocals go, I wish I could 
have spent a little more 
time on it. But we 
thought there were time 
constraints and we just 
wanted to get the CD done; 
we wanted it out. We had 
people telling us, 'Man, ya'll 
need to get this CD out now,' 
just for big pipe-dream rea- 
sons. We were so naive, we 
were like, 'Yeah — okay.' But 
like I said, as far as the vocals go 
I didn't spend as much time on 
them as I would have liked to. I 
mean, it came out pretty good and a 
few songs I wouldn't even touch. I 
might like to touch up a few things, 
but I think the rest of it is fantastic. 
Carl's guitars are super. 

LT: Describe Fuel's music. 
Obviously it's not industrial, so 
what is it? 

CH: Psycho, crazy music. It's 
power driven music, groove oriented 
and very heavy. I don't know how to 
really classify it. I really don't like 
labels. It's definitely Metal because 

of the heavy guitars and stuff, but 
it's not "Heavy Metal" like Motley 
Crue or anything. 

LT: Do you mind the Metal label? 

CH: No. I really don't. It doesn't 
bother me at all, just as long as we're 
not called "Heavy Metal." 

JL: There are so many 
bands out there 
now that 

JL: When I write these songs they 
may have a hint of some personal 
trauma , but I probably made it up. 
99.9 percent of these songs are just 
characterizations of thoughts, ideas 
and images. I put them down on 
paper and create a story. I 
just can't write 

a 1 

called Metal. 
You go to a record store 
nowadays and it's rare that you 
even find a separated category for 
Metal, alternative, rock, whatever. 
So as far as that Metal label goes — 
hey, whatever. It's heavy music; I 
can't lie about that, so yeah, I guess 
it's Metal. It's definitely not R&B, 
and it's not rap. 

LT: Some of your lyrics are totally 
weird, out there kind of stuff. 
Where do they come from? 

want to share 
that with people. I'd 
rather share my dreams, visions 
and sick thoughts, and let them 
interpret it from there. I find per- 
sonal stuff boring. I'd rather write 
the kind of stories that you'd find in 
a book, maybe something written by 
Clive Barker and some of the sicker 
individuals out there. 

LT: Is it that it's boring, or do you 
just not want people to get that far 
into your head? 

CH: Nah, he's just a boring person. 

JL: You know how some people 
write stuff like, 'Yeah, I went 

through a real trauma when I was 
12. My mom beat me and my dad 
used to give me Pez out of his under- 
wear,' or something stupid like that. 

CH: Out of his underwear? 

JL: Yeah. So you see, I just creat- 
ed a song! I mean, sure I've had 
problems like we all do, but who in 
the hell wants to hear about when I 
was 10 and drank a sip of Chevis 
Regal, fell off my skateboard and 
split my face wide open? Wait a 
minute, that could be good, write 
that down. 

Anyway, I'd rather create 
something and show off my mind 
just to get people to ask 'John, what 
in the hell is wrong with you? What 
are you talking about?' Well, I'm 
talking about a guy who falls in love 
with his tapeworm. Hey, it's hap- 
pened before — I read it in a 
Surgeon General's article. 

LT: Uh-huh. Do ya'll ever 
worry about offending people? 

CH: No. 

JL: If they are offended, 
then you know what — 
don't listen to it. Go out 
and buy a Mariah Carey album. 

CH: Or just cut all the lyrics out 
and listen to my guitar playing. 

LT: How does the music behind the 
lyrics come together? 

CH: It's pretty much a corrobora- 
tion of ideas from everybody. 
Everybody has something to put in. 
It's a combination of all of our 
thoughts and ideas. 

We all put something in and 
then twist it and work it. All of us 
work together; this is not a selfish 

JL: It's not like anybody says 'I 
wrote that.' It's like 'We wrote 
that,' and I think that's good. 

LT: Who are some of ya'H's musi- 
cal influences? 

CH: I like Pantera, Prong, Skinny 
Puppy. Nine Inch Nails and some 
punk influences. Then there's some 
of the cheese rock guitarists from 
the past like Yngwie Malmsteen that 
got me started playing guitar. 

LT: What kind of image, if any, 
does Fuel want to portray? 

JL: A big bucket of cheese — with a 
bandana wrapped around my leg. 
Just kidding. Really, it's no image. 
We just get up on the stage and put 
on a good show. Most people who 
talk to us after the shows just tell us 
that we're angry. If I'm angry, then 
that's what I'm gonna show people. 
That's what it is — angry and ener- 

LT: Who's the primary audience at 
a Fuel show? 

JL: Freaks. Kidding. It's a lot of 
freaks and normal looking people 
that you wouldn't expect. 

CH: We get a wide range of people. 
Most shows, we just have freaks. 

JL: But they're nice freaks. 

CH: Freaks in a good way. 

LT: When will Fuel reach a level 
where you'll consider yourselves 

JL: When I have a lifetime contract 
with Geffen Records and $14.25 
million in the bank every two weeks. 

CH: Actually, when we go on tour 
everywhere and play for everybody. 
I don't need $14.25 million in the 
bank every two weeks. I just want to 
enjoy myself for a little while. 

lesa thompson 

Wounds, Scars 
and Other Happy 

This is not 
a disc for the 
weak of heart. 

Fuel is into doing things with a 
total "in your face and down your 
throat" kind of attitude. 

Their lyrics are anything but 
happy and the music is enough to 
leave you with plenty of wounds 
and scars, or some bloody perforat- 
ed eardrums at the least. 

One track on the disc is titled 
"More Power Than God." If that 
doesn't give you a clue as to what 
kind of attitude we're dealing with, 
then nothing will. 

Fuel is not a band that sits 
around worrying what other people 
are going to think about their music 

or what kinds of reactions peo- 
ple are going to have when 
they hear it. They write what 
they want to write and play it 
exactly as they want. If any- 
body else can jam with them, 
that's fine. And if some peo- 
ple find them a bit too hostile 
and belligerent, then that's 
okay, too. One way or the 
other, it doesn't seem to matter. 

Vocalist John Lee is totally 
irate and not the least bit afraid to 
show it. Question is — are you will- 
ing to feel his fury, too? 

My favorite tune on the disc is 
called "Lacerated Solar Dame." 

I let our own Andrew Martin 
check it out and he called it "good 
music to listen to when you're get- 
ting ready to go out. It'll pump 
you up." Killer. 

I love the lyrics to this one: 
"She says, 'Go ahead and kill your- 
self.' She says, 'Go ahead and do 
yourself in. I'd like you better if 
you were dead.' " Dude, how awe- 

some is that? I'm diggin it com- 

Anyway, if you want to check 
out Fuel's Wounds, Scars and Other 
Happy Stories, get in touch with 
the guys at 1 30 Fairmont Ave, 
Houma. La 70364. Or use the 
internet and e-mail John at 

In the meantime, call the 
Demon (357-5693) and tell them to 
play Fuel's remake of "Come 

Maybe they'll even be nice 
enough to risk offending the FCC 
and add "Lacerated Solar Dame" to 
their collection. And hell, if they 
don't, we'll beat up Buddy. (Just 
kidding, Dude.) 

So call the Demon and check 
out Fuel for free, then go out and 
purchase a copy of Wounds, Scars 
and Other Happy Stories. Either 
that or be hereby dubbed a total 
wimp-burger by me for the rest of 
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Demons dominate Texas A&M-Commerce with 33-7 victory 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff writer 

The Northwestern Demons 
rolled over Texas A&M 
Commerce Saturday night 33-7, 
taking the Demons to 2-0 for the 
first time since 1987. 

Northwestern dominated the 
first half, scoring on four straight 
possessions. Sophomore quarter- 
back Warren Patterson led the 
demon offense with 251 yards, 
adding to the demons total of 344 
offensive yards. 

Patterson threw the 62 yard 
pass to Pat Palmer which put the 
demons on the board. The 
demons continued their scoring 
frenzy when Robert Robertson 
pushed his way in to the end zone 
with a one yard drive. 

The next score came when 
Brian Jacquet rushed one yard, 
making the score 19-7. 

The final score of the first 
half happened with 22 seconds 
left when Patterson hit Eric 
Granger with the 24 yard touch- 
down pass. 

The lions won the toss and 

drove 79 yards on their opening 
possesion. Lion's quarterback 
Cole Cayce dumped a six yard 
pass to Casy Cowan, giving the 
team a 7-0 lead over the demons 
after the extra point kick. 

After their first possession, 
the Lions did not get close to the 
end zone for the rest of the night. 

"I thought we could win 
these two games coming in to the 
season," Northwestern coach Sam 
Goodwin said during the post- 
game show. " But I didn't think 
we would win them this convinc- 

The defense was also a deter- 
mining factor throughout the 
game. Senior linebacker Grant 
Crowder, who was named the 
Southland Football League's 
Defensive Player of the Week, 
led the Demons with nine tackles, 
while cornerback Jermaine Jones 
had six. 

Jake Michel, a redshirt fresh- 
man, also added to the effort with 
two interceptions in the second 

"We were a little sluggish at 
the start of the game, but we set- 
tled down and made some great 

Grant Crowder named defensive player of 
the week by Southland Football League 

Elizabeth Crump 

Staff writer 

Demon's senior linebacker 
Grant Crowder has been named 
"Defensive Player of the Week" by 
the Southland Football League. 
Crowder made 14 tackles in last 
Saturdays game against Texas 
A&M- Commerce. 

Crowder played a sign)ficant 
role in putting Northwestern to its 
first 2-0 start since 1987. The 
Demon's held Texas A&M- 
Commerce to a total of 146 yards 
during the three quarters that 
Crowder played. 

According to Coach Sam 
Goodwin, Crowder is a great player 
on the field and an excellent leader 
on and off the field. "Grant's leader- 
ship really brings the other players 
up to the place they need to be," he 

Goodwin also added that 
Crowder was close to breaking the 
school record for tackles. "During 

the time he played he was all over 
the field, it was amazing that he got 
14 tackles out of 30 plays" Goodwin 

Crowder feels that it was more 
of a team effort. " I really think that 
we can have a good defense and a 
great team this year," he said. 

"Grant epitomizes team leader- 
ship," Goodwin said. "He is a very 
oriented individual and he does 
whatever is best for the team. I 
could tell Grant that I needed him to 
sit out for the quarter and he would 
say 'whatever is best for the team 

As player of the week Crowder 
commented that although he had 
many set backs in the past, he felt 
healthy and it is obvious that he was 
ready to play ball. 

With 2 great games so far 
things are looking promising for the 
Demons. Goodwin feels that 
Crowder motivates the rest of the 
team and with his ability to be a 
leader, he sees the Demons having a 
great year. 

Golf team blows commanding lead; 
takes second in Shreveport tourney 

Philip Wise 

Staff reporter 

The Northwestern State Golf 
Team led going into the second day 
of play in the 1996 Hal Sutton 
Intercollegiate Golf tournament at 
the Shreveport Country Club, but 
was unable to cope with the incredi- 
ble performance of the NLU Indians 
in the final round. 

Northwestern held a two shot 
lead as they were headed for the 
final 18 holes last Tuesday in the 
two day tournament. 

The Demons built a substantial 
lead Monday, the first day of the 
contest, with 295 and 298 over 36 
holes of play. Tuesday they shot a 
very respectable 297, but the 
Indians' had an overwhelming game 
and finished with a total of 283. 

NLU. with an 878-54 hole 
total, was victorious while 
Northwestern was slightly behind 
with 890 taking second place. 
Louisiana Tech was fifth at 900 and 
host of the tournament, Centenary 
closed with 906 coming in seventh. 

"We were very disappointed in 
the outcome of the tournament, 
because we wereso close to bring- 
ing home first place, but nine and a 
half hours takes a toll on our guys. 
Mentally and physically," Derek 
Morel, NSU's golf coach, said. 

Kristian Bjamson and Scotty 
free Northeast teammates both fin- 
ished at 2-over 215. Bjarnson won 
Medalist honors in a scorecard play- 
°ff after shooting an unbelievable 4 
u nder 67 Tuesday. 

Northwestern's Manuel Inman 
e ntered the second day of the con- 

test one shot from the lead. Inman 
shot a disastrous 16th hole closing it 
out with a triple bogey leaving him 
to finish one shot back in third with 
a 73 for the day. 

"Don't let his performance on 
the 16th hole fool you. During the 
course of the tournament he had a 
couple of birdies and is a very very 
strong player" Morel said. 

Matt Baum, co-captain, started 
the second day in a fifth place tie, 
but finished 10th. closing with a 75 
for a 223 total for two days of play. 

"Baum is a natural leader and is 
respected by all his teammates. 
When the job needs to be done Matt 
is one that can be depended on," 
Morel said. 

Northwestern held 13th-place 
on the scorecard finished by 
Magnus Akerstrom, who shot 74 
Tuesday for a 224. Teammate Luis 
Arechiga shot 76-228 for 21 st place, 
while Paul Cullin finished with a 
75-236 for the 36th slot. 

The NSU golf team consists of 
Manuel Inman, sophomore; Matt 
Baum, junior; Magnus Akerstrom, 
sophomore; Luis Arechiga, sopho- 
more; Paul Cullin. sophomore; 
Dylan Payne, sophomore; Bobby 
Wynne, junior; and Beau Bockhaus, 

The NSU golf team will be at 
the La Tech Invitational at Pine Hills 
in Calhoun Oct. 24-26. 

Their next contest will be dur- 
ing the Thanksgiving holiday at 
Columbia Lakes. 

There will be many great con- 
tenders competing for the title, such 
as San Diego State. Fresno State and 
Rice who won last year. 

plays," Crowder said after the 
game. "I really think we can have 
a great defense and a great team 
this year." 

The second half proved to be 
a battle of the defenses, with 
Northwestern scoring late in the 
fourth quarter. Jacquet's nine 
yard touchdown run gave the 
demons a 33-7 lead and their last 
score of the night. 

The Demons had 551 total 
yards, the second-highest total in 
Head Coach Sam Goodwin's 14 
year career. 

Senior tailback Anthony 
Williams gained 138 yards on 22 
carries, giving him his second 
straight 100-yard game. Palmer 
totaled 108 yards on four catches. 

Goodwin named center 
Stuart Archer as the demons 
Offensive Player of the Week. 
Archer had six knockdown 

The Demons travel to NCAA 
Division I Boise State on 
Saturday, which kicks off the first 
of their next three games that will 
be played on the road. 

Northwestern defensive players trip up a Texas A&M-Commerce player 
in Saturday's game photo by Eric Dutiie 

Athlete of the Week: Stewart Archer 

Elizabeth Crump 

Staff writer 

This weeks player of the week 
is Stuart Archer, one of the strongest 
offensive lineman ,who helped rank 
Northwestern 3rd in total offense in 
the nation after 2 games. 

Although Archer is not the 
biggest center in the history of 
Northwestern State football, this 5- 
foot-1 1-inch, 262 pound senior used 
his strength in an outstanding game 
Saturday night against Texas A&M 
- Commerce. 

According to Head Coach, Sam 
Goodwin, Archer is probably the 
demons best offensive lineman. 
"He may be the best pass protecting 
center I've coached at 
Northwestern. He's very strong and 
is hard to get around." 

During the spring Archer post- 
ed the top mark in the power clean 
at 316 pounds and the second best 
lift in the bench press at 385 pounds. 

Back in 1994, Archer moved to 
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Since that time Archer said it's 

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Before the victory against 
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6:25-6:30 Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

6:30-6:55 Panhellenic Association (NPC) 

6:35 - 6:40 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40-645 Alpha Phi Alpha 

6:45 - 6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00-7:10 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:10-7:15 Sigma Gamma Rho 

7:15-7:20 Animal Health Technicians Association 

7:20-7:25 Beta Gamma Psi 

7:25-7:30 Phi Beta Lambda 

7:30 - 7:35 Society for the Advancement of Management 

7:35 - 7:40 Anthropological Society 

7:40-7:45 Beta Beta Beta 

7:45-7:50 Latter Day Saints Association 

8:00 - 8:05 Northwestern Association Family and Consumer Sciences 

8:05 - 8:10 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8:10-8:15 Kappa Omicron Nu 

8:15-8:20 I.E.E.E. 


8:25 - 8:30 Black Student Task Force 

8:30 - 8:35 Circle K 

8:35 - 8:40 College Democrats 

8:40 - 8.45 College Republicans 

8:45-8:50 College Libertarians 

8:50-8:55 Flight Team 

8:55 - 9:00 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Wednesday, October 2 

6:00-6:05 Council of Ye Revels 

6:05-6:10 Order of Omega 

6:10-6:15 PhiMu 

6:15 - 6:20 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

6:20 - 6-25 Alpha Omicron Pi 

6:25-6:30 Kappa Alpha 

6:30 - 6:35 Kappa Sigma 

6:35 - 6:40 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

6:40-6:45 Theta Chi 

6:45-6:50 Sigma Nu 

7:00-7:10 PhiMu Alpha 

7:10-7:15 Kappa Kappa Psi 

7:15-7:20 Black Student Association 

7:20 - 7:25 Student Government Association 

7:25-7:30 Student Activities Board 

7:30-7:35 Black Knights Drill Team 

7:35 - 7:40 Rifle Team 

740-7:45 Swamp Demons 

745 - 7:50 Music Educators National Conference 

8:00-8:05 PhiBootaRoota 

8:05-8:10 Sigma Alpha lota 

8:10 - 8:15 Baptist Student Union 

8:15 - 820 Tau Beta Sigma 

820-825 Argus 

8:30-8:35 Council of Ye Revels 

8:35 - 8:40 Catholic Student Organization 

840 - 845 Student Theater Union at Northwestern 

845-8:50 Wesley Westminster Foundation 

8:50 - 8:55 Blue Key 

8:55-9:00 Purple Jackets 

Thursday, October 3 

6:00-6:05 Gavel Club 
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6:10 - 6:15 Inspirational Mass Choir 
6:15-620 International Student Organization 
620 - 625 Knights of the Round Table Chess Club' 
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6:30 - 6:35 Northwestern Amateur Radio Club 
6:35-6:40 Kappa Mu Epsilon 

6:40 - 645 National Association for Industrial 'technology 

645 - 6:50 Student Alumni Foundation 

7:00-7:10 BatGiris 

7:10-7:15 Students for Choice 

7:15-720 Student/Faculty Forum 

720 - 725 Student Itrsonnel Association 

725 - 7:30 Toastmasters Club 

7:30 - 7:35 Alpha Lambda Delta 

7:35 - 7:40 Phi Eta Sigma 

740-745 Phi Kappa Phi 

745 - 7:50 Alpha Kappa Delta 

8:00-8:05 Der Deutsche Klub 

8:05 - 8:10 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

8:10-8:15 Le Circle Francais 

8:15-820 LosAmigos 

820-825 Phi Alpha Theta 

8:30 - 8:35 Pre-Law Society 

8:35-840 Psi Chi 

840-845 Psychology Club 

845 - 8:50 PRSSA 

8:50-8:55 Sigma Tau Delta 

8:55-9:00 Social Work Club 

9:00 - 9:05 Society of Professional Journalists 

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Current Sauce 

Vol. 85, No. 9, 8 pages 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 1, 1996 

Student s web page raises questions about University censorship 

Sarah Croob 

Managing editor 

Web pages belonging to NSU 
students and faculty may soon have 
disclaimer pages preceding them 
stating that the ideas and images 
found on the pages do not necessar- 
ily represent the ideas held by 

Since the University has no reg- 
ulations or guidelines as to what can 
be put on a student web page and 
content has always been left to the 
"best judgment" of the student, this 
is an idea that is being given serious 
consideration, Dr. Thomas Hanson, 
acting Dean of Graduate Studies and 
Research, said. 

This decision follows several 
weeks of discussion between 
Hanson and junior psychology 
major, Shana Parsons. 

Parsons' web page caught 
Hanson's attention this summer 
when a member of the community 
asked Hanson if this is what 
Northwestern is supposed to repre- 
sent, referring to a barely clothed 
woman found on the page. 

Parson put the drawing of a 
1950's pinup model, Bettie Page, on 
her web page last spring. 

"I put her up for two reasons," 
Parsons said. "One, because some- 
one said she looked like me and two, 
she was the first pinup model to do 
bondage photographs. For my 
experimental psychology class, I'm 
doing a project on S&M, so I 
thought I'd just put all this stuff on 
my web page." 

Although Parsons did partially 
cover some parts of the drawing, she 
realized that someone would proba- 

bly say something about it. 

'That's fine," Parsons said. "I 
figured I would just take it down, 
change it, or clothe her. It wasn't a 
big deal to me." 

Parsons didn't hear any com- 
plaints last spring, so she left the 
page as it was, and went home for 
the summer. 

A few months later, when 
Parsons heard that her page was no 
longer up and her VAX account had 
been deactivated, she assumed it 
was because of the picture. 

"I thought it was kind of odd 
because I have friends who have 
graduated or transferred, and they 
still have their web pages up," 
Parsons said. 

When Hanson received the 
complaint, he looked at the page and 
looked for Parsons. When he found 
out she wasn't enrolled in any of the 
summer sessions, he had her VAX 
account and web page disconnected. 

This was not an action of cen- 
sorship, Hanson said, but one of 
University policy. 

"When I found out she was no 
longer a student, I did what we are 
supposed to do with any student, 
staff or faculty member who no 
longer retains that status under the 
state constitution... and cannot use 
state resources," Hanson said.. " I 
deactivated her account. I did not 
remove it; I did not delete it; I deac- 
tivated it. 

According to Hanson, because 
Parsons was not enrolled for the 
summer, she was not considered a 
student under the state guidelines 
and her account had to be deactivat- 
ed; and ideally, the same would be 
done for all former NSU students. 

Once Parsons came back to 
school, she began working with Dr. 
Hanson to get her VAX account set 
up again and get her page back up. 

"I tried to make it clear to her 
that we weren't trying to tell her 
what to do," Hanson said. "I sug- 
gested that she take another look at 
her page and she said 'Fine.'" 

"Dr. Hanson was very nice," 
Parsons said. "He told me that 
someone in the community had 
come to him and asked him if what 
was on my web page is appropriate 
for a representative of NSU. He 
hadn't even seen it. Then .... he took 
a look at it and thought, maybe not. 

"I was not voted into this posi- 
tion (representative of NSU,)" 
Parsons said. "The people on SGA 
are representatives of NSU. There 
are people out here on campus doing 
things a whole lot worse than what 
I'm doing who are supposed to be 
representatives of NSU. I'm one 
person, and what I put on my web 
page (was singled out)." 

According to Parsons, Hanson 
made an impromptu contract on a 
piece of paper that said she would 
agree to take the picture down. 

"And I signed it," Parsons said. 
'They put the page back up within, 
I'm sure, the next 24 hours." 

"I don't recall having her sign 
anything that said she would take 
the picture off." Hanson said. "If 
that's the ultimate thing that was 
written down, it was a mistake and I 
apologize," Hanson said. 

"Dr. Hanson was just doing his 
job," Parsons said. "He was just 
doing what he could do. I just wish 
he would have said something to me 

One student's web page has caused an evaluation of University internet poli- 
cies regarding student web pages photo by Eric Dutiie 

CAAP having affect on university accreditation process; many 
students say it is a waste of time since results do not count right now 

Tatum Ivies 

News Editor 

In the past several years, one 
may have heard students complain- 
ing about taking an exam known as 
the CAAP Test, asking questions 
such as "What is the CAAP Test and 
how can if affect my academic 

According to information pro- 
vided by Dr. Virginia Crossno, 
director of University Planning and 
Assessment. CAAP stands for 
Collegiate Assessment of Academic 

It was designed by ACT, and is 
comparable to the standardized col- 
lege entrance exams. It tests stu- 
dents in writing skills, mathematics, 
fading and science reasoning. 

The CAAP test can affect a stu- 
dent in two ways. According to Dr. 
Thomas Hanson, Acting Dean of 
Graduate Studies and Research, if 
students do not take the test, they 
^ay experience a hold which will 

prohibit enrollment in 3,000 or 
4,000 level classes. 

If students do take the test, their 
scores may help to improve the aca- 
demic environment by supporting 
Northwestem's theme "excellence is 
our minimum standard." 

According to Crossno. in order 
to be eligible to take the CAAP test, 
a student must have completed 30 
hours of undergraduate courses and 
have taken the first of the two math 
and English classes required. The 
second math and English classes 
must have either been completed or 
the student must be enrolled in them 
at the time of the test. 

The requirements for Scholars' 
College students differ slightly from 
those of other students. Students in 
the Scholars College must have 
completed 45 hours of undergradu- 
ate courses instead of the required 
30 for other NSU students. 

Students majoring in nursing, 
education, or radiological technolo- 
gy need not worry about the CAAP 
test because of the other tests that 

must be completed according to 
their degree field. 

The tests taken for each of 
these majors are also compared to 
the national norm to decide if the 
core requirement classes are effec- 
tive with these students as well. 

Another reason students should 
be interested in taking the CAAP 
test is to move from the pre-major 
classification to the major classifica- 

Many of the students who have 
taken the test do not understand its 
importance because it has little 
effect on the individual. 

"I think that the CAAP test was 
a waste of time, the results do not 
affect the student in any way," 
Stacey Michaels, junior, said. 

Many people have heard facul- 
ty and administrators speak of 
accreditation. Accreditation is one 
of the reasons people chose to join 
the educational environment of 
Northwestern. It ensures that stu- 
dents here are acquiring a quality 
education, and it is a way for other 

schools to know that also. 

When a university is accredited 
it has been evaluated and has proven 
to be a worth while institution with 
proper technique in educating its 

Since it was first administered 
in the fall of 1994, the test has been 
taken by a total of 1,163 students. 
The results, after enough are com- 
piled, are used to better the learning 
environment to the level of other 
school across the nation. 

According to the Southern 
Association of Colleges and 
Schools. SACS, 1996 handbook. 
"Criteria for Accreditation", 
"Institutional research must be an 
integral part of the institution's plan- 
ning and evaluation process. 

It must be effective in collect- 
ing and analyzing data and dissemi- 
nating results." The handbook con- 
tinues, "An institution must regular- 
ly evaluate the effectiveness of its 
institutional research process and 
use its findings for the improvement 
of its process." 

500 students participate in 
Career and Graduate Day; 
largest turnout in several years 

Stacey Lynn Michaels 

"lay experience a hold which will gy neeu uui worry auoui wc raw ncic <us. t». MUUU i £ a 4U <miy use u» unaings tor tne improveme 

test because of the other tests that education, and it is a way for other of its process." 

Mew Greek honor society, Gamma Sigma Alpha, to be chartered this fall; 
will recognize Greeks with superior academics, leadership positions 

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Jew Greek honor society. Gamma 

s >gma Alpha, this semester to recog- 

"■ze those Greeks who have attained 

^celience in academics and leader- 

Reatha Cox, Greek advisor, 
hold an informational meeting 
0r all those who meet the require- 
ments for membership on Tuesday, 
Jp*. 15 at 5 p.m. in 221 of the 
^dent Union. 

Membership requirements are 

as follows: a cumulative grade point 
average of 3.5 at the start of a stu- 
dent's junior year or a GPA of 3.5 or 
higher in any semester during their 
junior or senior year. 

Gamma Sigma Alpha, was 
founded to promote intellectual 
interaction among Greeks and the 
community, to promote educational 
advancement among Greeks, and to 
instill a spirit of cooperation among 
Greek students, according to Cox. 

The honor society was founded 
in 1989 at the University of 
Southern California by a group of 
scholastic achievers from various 

fraternities and sororities there. A 
national board was established the 
following year to promote their 
ideals on campuses all over the 

Throughout 1993 and 1994, 
Gamma Sigma Alpha initiated over 
1400 Greek scholars and established 
64 chapters. Today it has over 90 
chapters and its own publication 
called the Gamma Sigma Alpha 
Literary Magazine. 

Gamma Sigma Alpha, whose 
operations and programs are totally 
funded by fees assessed to under- 
graduate chapters, will recognize 

outstanding Greeks in the area of 
academics much like Order of 
Omega. Order of Omega sponsors 
the Greek awards every year and 
will soon be aided in that by Gamma 
Sigma Alpha. 

According to a pamphlet issued 
by the honor society. Gamma Sigma 
Alpha has many benefits to mem- 
bership. Some of them are leader- 
ship through officer positions, chap- 
ter programming, and the national 
executive board, a lifetime member- 
ship, networking by meeting other 
outstanding students and faculty, 
and scholastic achievement. 

Staff reporter 

Career and Graduate Day 1996 
had the largest turn out in several 
years, with approximately 500 stu- 
dents participating. 

"It seemed to me there was bet- 
ter participation between both 
recruiters and students." Frances 
Conine, director of counseling and 
career services said. 

On Sept. 24., students could 
visit with roughly 47 different busi- 
nesses and eight graduate without 
leaving campus. 

According to Conine, the pur- 
pose of Career and Graduate Day is 
to bring in graduate and profession- 
al schools along with businesses to 
represent their individual programs. 

This process is designed to help 
the student understand what is in the 
career market and what graduate 
school options are open for their 
future reference. 

Career and Graduate Day is 
funded by the Counseling and 
Career Services budget and is open 
to any businesses and graduate 
schools that want to attend. 

The Office of Counseling and 
Career Services markets to both stu- 
dents and businesses through news- 
paper ads and articles. Career and 
Graduate Day is also promoted in 
several of the upper level classes at 

Career and Graduate Day is 
done in connection with similar pro- 
grams on other college campuses. 

"We do this [Career and 
Graduate Day] in cooperation with 
McNeese. Northeast, and Louisiana 
Tech." said Conine. 

Recruiters perform Career and 
Graduate Day on the four campuses 
within the period of one week. A 

mailing list of businesses is also 
shared between the colleges. 

Valencia Smith, a senior social 
work major, attended Career and 
Graduate Day to look at different 
graduate schools. 

"I attended Career Day to 
explore new opportunities and grad- 
uate schools," Smith said. 

Smith talked to two different 
graduate schools and thought the 
recruiters were very helpful. 
Although Smith was helped, she felt 
her options were limited. 

"I didn't feel that there were 
enough people representing social 
science present," Smith said. 

Conine explained that Smith's 
complaint is one she frequently 

Conine also said she would 
like to have a larger variety of grad- 
uate schools and businesses repre- 
sented at Career and Graduate Day, 
but she cannot make people come. 

In an attempt to better Career 
and Graduate Day, an evaluation 
form is given to those students who 

If any ideas on the forms are 
feasible, than the Counseling and 
Career Services attempts to make 
the change. 

With the many choices facing 
college graduates in the work forces 
today, the Career and Graduate Day 
program is both beneficial and nec- 
essary to many students. 

With the help of both 
Northwestem's academic prepara- 
tion and programs designed to assist 
people in finding jobs, students can 
feel both mentally adequate and 
ready to choose a career when they 
pass through the gates of the 
University on their way into the 
"real" world. 

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Tuesday, October 1, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Webb's open door policy: Dr. Randall J. Webb will set aside 
parts of two afternoons every week to make himself available to 

Students can meet with Webb on Tuesday and Wednesday 
from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the president's office. Webb's office 
is located in 102F of the New Wing of the Fine Arts Building. 

Students can make appointments or come by to meet with 
Webb on a first-come, first-serve basis. To set up an appointment, 
call 357-6441. 

"My Sketchbook:" Descendants of families with roots in 
Natchitoches and surrounding areas might be interested in a book 
recently published by NSU Press and edited by Associate Professor 
of English. Neil Cameron. 

Cameron's book "My Sketchbook, 1926-27" was written by 
Arthur Babb, a building inspector with the Texas and Pacific 
Railroad. It is an actual account of the people he met and the 
places he went when he visited Natchitoches and several other 
cities in the late 1920's. 

Cameron worked for two years on the project before he 
learned much about Babb. Copies of "My Sketchbook" are $14. 
95 and are available at area bookstores or from the NSU Press at 

"Taming of the Shrew:" Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew" 
will be presented on the main stage of A.A. Fredericks Auditorium 
Oct. 8 through Oct. 12 at .7:30 p.m. 

Sculpture in Orville Hanchey Art Gallery: The work of 13 
area sculptors is on display on the second floor of the Orville 
Hanchey Art Gallery until Oct. 18. 

The exhibition is by the Red River Sculpture Society. It is 
part of a tour by the Sculpture Society of area colleges and univer- 
sities. The society's goals are to encourage more public sculpture, 
assist with more and better art shows, encourage artists to live and 
work in the area, make this area more "art friendly," open and 
improve markets for sculpture and meet monthly to share knowl- 
edge and techniques. 

Beach Boys to perform locally 

The Beach Boys will be performing live in concert ar Bringhurst 
Stadium in Alexandria, Thursday, October 10. Gates will open at 6 
p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.. 

Tickets can be purchased for $25 and $20 from any 
Ticketmaster Outlet or at the Campus Corner Bookstore on College 
in Natchitoches. The concert is brought to you by the Alexandria 
Aces baseball Team. For more information call C. Reldon Owens 
at 3 18-473- ACES. 

NSU shuttle bus offers alternative to walking for 
commuter students who park at Coliseum 

Emily Leonard 

Staff reporter 

A new sight for students around 
campus is the NSU shuttle bus. 

The shuttle bus route runs from 
Kyser Hall to Prather Coliseum for 
commuter students. 

'The shuttle was started this 
semester on the initiative of 
President Randall Webb and then he 
approached us as well about it," 

Carlton Downey. SGA president, 
said. "Really, it was a University 

'They thought that since the 
rules had changed in the commuter 
studetns with the freshmen and soh- 
phomores having to park out at the 
stadium they are trying to accomo- 
date them with the shuttle." 

Many students consider the 
shuttle bus a positive influence to 
the school because the shuttle makes 

things easier on them. 

"I would ride the shuttle if it 
was raining and I could not find a 
parking spot and had to par at Turpin 
Stadium." John Hatley. senior histo- 
ry and anthropology major, said. 

"Yes, I wouild ride because it 
would take energy to walk." Hatley 
said. "So I do think it is a vital com- 
modity to the University." 

The shuttle service began Sept. 
23. At first, not many students took 

advantage of the bus, but it had 
become more popular. 

"It has been doing real well,"" 
Lee Nuggent, shuttle bus driver, 
said. "We have averaged around 40 
to 60 students each day. I feel that it 
is an asset, not only to the students, 
bu the University." 

The shuttle runs Monday 
through Friday, from 7:30 until 
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Campus Connections 

Freshman Connection 

Applications are available for Freshman 
Connection for 1997. Applications may be 
picked up in the New Student Programs Office in 
103 Student Union and are due back by Monday, 
October 14. Twenty positions will be available. 
Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, 30 credit hours, 
effective oral communication skills, desire to 
assist new students and knowledge of university 
rules, regulations and activities. An information- 
al meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 
in the President's Room of the Student Union at 
2:30 p.m.. 

Purple Jackets 

There is a meeting tonight. First, we will take our 
yearbook picture in the Student Union Ballroom. 
Be there no later than 8:45, wearing your Purple 
Jacket. If any returning members have not paid 

their dues, they are $5 per semester or $10 for the 
whole year. Please give it to Martha by tonight. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Today is letter day, Greek Week committee will 
meet today at 3 p.m. and we have an IM football 
game at 3:15 p.m.. Crew meetings are 
Wednesday at 8 p.m.. Thursday is Dress-up day, 
Halloween Carnival will meet Thursday, also, at 
4 p.m.. Sunday there is a meeting at 7 p.m. and 
don't forget you lil' sis goodies and give your 
personals to Anne. 

College Republicans 

College Republicans will meet Thursday. October 
3, at 6:00 p.m. in 21 Student Union. Van Kyzar. 
a candidate for District Attorney, will be the guest 
speaker. All attending the meeting will be asked 
to bring in a canned good. 

Students Helping Students 

Applications are now available for Students 
Helping Students (Peer Advisors) for Spring 
Orientation 1997. Interested parties may pick up 
applications at New Student Programs in 103 
Student UNion. Applications are due back by 
Friday. October 11. 1996. Thirty positions will 
be available. The qualifications are a 2.5 GPA, 30 
credit hours, effective oral communication skills, 
desire to assist new students and knowledge of 
university rules, regulations and activities. 

Public Relations Student Society of 

PRSSA will have a meeting this Friday at noon in 
the SGA room of the Student Union. Anyone 
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Current Sauce 

The Student Newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 

Est 1911 

Winner of six Southeastern Conference 
Journalism awards 

Our View 

We're voting, how about you? 

It's time again for NSU's annual student government elections, 
which means colored flyers are probably hanging in every nook 
and cranny of Kyser and the Student Union begging to be noticed. 
Some probably even have a catchy rhyme or campaign slogan. 

However, chances are the average NSU student has walked right 
by these brightly colored promises and has no idea when or where the 
elections are being held. 

Sure, the Current Sauce ran a story on it last week, but that was 
last week and we're all too busy to remember such trivial details. 

In the past, NSU students have faithfully demonstrated the mean- 
ing of the word apathetic when it comes to participating in SGA elec- 
tions. Last year, few students thought these elections were important 
enough to take two minutes out of their schedule and circle a few 

Some students may ask "Why bother? The SGA has nothing to do 
with me." 

When students go through fee payment each semester, the SGA 
has everything to do with them. Part of those student fees automati- 

"If students don't vote, then they really don't 
have the right to complain about the deci- 
sions their student leaders make." 

cally go the SGA who then uses the money to fund various campus 
clubs and projects to benefit NSU students. Doesn't this kind of fis- 
cal responsibility seem important enough to warrant a couple of min- 
utes of everyone's valuable time to go vote? 

Of course it does, students are crazy if they don't go vote. 

If students don't vote, then they don't really have the right to 
complain about the decisions their student leaders make. Most all of 
us do enough bitching about the school to last us a lifetime, but how 
many of us can say that we took the time to go vote in the elections? 

This isn't high school. Believe it or not, we have actually pro- 
gressed light-years beyond the faculty-run, puppet student councils 
of tenth grade. 

Our student government leaders actually have the power to 
make decisions. They vote on legislation designed to benefit stu- 
dents. Sure, sometimes their ideas get vetoed farther up the chain of 
command, but that's how the real world works too. 

Maybe it's time we get used to that fact and the fact that we 
must get involved. 

Think of this election as practice for the "big one" coming up in 

This will be the first presidential election many college students 
get to participate in. Use the SGA election to practice your candi- 
date-choosing skills. 

For those of you who've forgotten, the SGA elections will be 
held Wednesday in Iberville and Thursday in the Student Union 

The Current Sauce editorial staff will cast their votes, will you? 

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Fifth-year senior gives advice on how to enjoy the "college experience" 

Guest Columnist 

Tait Martin 

Well, it's that time of year 
again: mid-semester. Everybody's 
crabby, stressed out and not in the 
peachiest of moods. It's also the 
time to have freshmen frolic, 
because they feel as though they are 
really in college now:and a time for 
seniors to panic, because they are 
about to be kicked into the real 

It's a time for sophomores to 
bitch because nothing is going their 
way, and a time for juniors to pray 
that they make it just one more year. 

No matter which category you 
fit into, just remember that we are 
all here for one reason — (All 
together now) — 'TO GET AN 

I really don't care how you feel 
about that statement, but it's the 
truth — we've paid our tuition and 
we have to get the most out of col- 
lege. I feel it's my God given oblig- 
ation as a fifth year senior to pass on 
some advice that may be beneficial 
to everyone. 

Freshmen, here are a few tips 
that may help you get off to the best 
four, five, six or seven years of your 

1. Refrain from using the 
phrase, "Back in high school..." or 
"My momma said... Frankly, many 
people don't give a frog's wet butt 
about what you did in high school or 
what your momma cares about. 

2. It is no longer cool to wear 
the "Seniors Rule the School" t- 
shirts anymore. (Rule of Thumb — - 
wear dirty clothes until they stink or 
can run away by themselves.) 

3. You will leam soon enough 

not to take any classes before noon 
on a day after a popular "Going out 

4. And finally, STAND UP 
FOR YOURSELF! People will not 
cater to you because you are new 
here. College is the first flush in the 
toilet of life. You can either wash 
down the sewer or fight the current 
with the Tidy Bowl Man. 

Sophomores, you have sur- 
vived the first year.are no longer 
freshmen, and now you are back for 

Here are a few tips that just 
may save you: 

1 . Try not to make fun of fresh- 
men because you still look just as 

2. Refrain from using the ter- 
minology, "Since I've been here..." 
One year of college does not even 
begin to pick the scab of the higher 
education experience. The only 
advice that you should be giving is 
which orientation teacher is best and 
whether to eat the mystery meat in 
the cafeteria. 

3. Remember to go to class. It 
was your turn to goof off last year, 
now you got to hit the books. 

4. Start thinking of a career. 
(Drinking twelve beers in a funnel is 
a skill, not a job.) 

5. And finally, this is probably 
going to be the prime of your rebel- 
lious years. Warn your parents 
before you decide to dye your hair 
pink and purple. Also remember, 
tattoos are permanent. 

Juniors, you are in the home 
stretch. If you are one of the few 
still on the four year plan, this is 

your last year to party and have 
"nothing' but fun" while away at 
college. Here are your guideline for 
the year: 

1 . You have been in college for 
at least two years, now you may 
begin giving advice. It is your oblig- 
ation to spread the news about 
"crip" courses and bad professors. 
Don't abuse the power. (O.K., who 
am I kidding, have fun with it. Tell 
a freshman that physics is the easi- 
est course you've had.) 

2. Be the life of every party. 
Freshmen are too shy. Sophomores 
are too busy. And, seniors are too 
tired. Party hard, my child. 

3. Now is the time when you 
realize that being a teacher or engi- 
neer is not for you. You have the 
notion to switch your major to busi- 
ness so you can open that strip joint 
/ bar you've always wanted. 

4. Limit begging for money. 
Your parents have been hearing the 
same crap for two years and are 
probably pretty tired of it. You may 
want to begin looking for a part 
time job. (Remember, flipping ham- 
burgers builds up your drinking 

5. And finally, by now you 
should have perfected begging for a 
grade. You may want to share the 
secrets with someone else. (Don't 
tell any secrets for less than ten 

Now some advice for those 
who have made it to the plateau of 
college. All bow down and hail the 
SENIORS. Since they have experi- 
enced just about everything there is 
in college, here are a few things that 
have to be reviewed: 

1. Drink specials change from 
semester to semester. If you are try- 
ing to save money, this is probably 
an important rule to remember. 

2. Now is the time to update 
your resume. Employers don't care 
if you were the "Elementary 
Spelling Bee Champ." Be sure to 
list all of your special skills 
(Employers look for junk like this). 

Computer literacy means you 
know how to get through all of the 
levels of "Street Fighter" on your 
roommate's SEGA. If you can suc- 
cessfully order from the menu of a 
local Chinese restaurant, you are 
considered bilingual. 

Being able to go out with 
two women on the same night and 
not having either find out is the abil- 
ity to successfully plan and orga- 

All of the above should be part 
of your resume. 

3. Make sure you are going to 
graduate. Wouldn't it suck if you 
forgot to take English 1010 your 
freshman year? 

4. Kiss as much rear as you can 
before you leave. You never know 
when you may need an urgent letter 
of recommendation. 

5. And finally, milk as many 
student loans as possible. You will 
probably need the money to get on 
your feet when you are shoved out 
into the "Real World." 

Well, now you all should be 
ready to face the waters of college 
life for the first time or have the 
nerve to dive in again. As I barked 
EDUCATION. But you are also 
here for the COLLEGE EXPERI- 

The college experience is not 
only going to class and studying. 
It's staying out late, going out with 
new people and making a fool out 
of yourself at football games. It's 
the homecoming hangover or the 
three-day love affair. 

These are the memories that 
stick with us. When you're 70, you 
won't remember who taught you 
Spanish but there is a good chance 
that you'll remember that road trip 
to New Orleans. That, my friend, is 
the college experience. 

You are the teachers of the col- 
lege experience. It is your responsi- 
bility to teach it to all who come 
behind you. Leam it. Live it- 
Remember it.Pass it on. 

Homecoming theme is not, repeat, is not condom-oriented 

Dear Editor, 

Condoms. Rubbers. Jimmy 
Caps. Love Gloves. Raincoats. 

It has been brought to my atten- 
tion that a faction of the student pop- 
ulation thinks that this is the focal 
point of our homecoming theme — 
"Let's Wrap This Thing Up", or at 
least that's what they thought after 
the meeting on Monday, September 

As president of the Student 
Activities Board, I will right out say 
that this is very far from the truth. 

The whole basis of the "rubber" 
rumor began during a brainstorming 
session that goes on at the end of 
every SAB meeting. We are an orga- 
nization of social programs, and cre- 
ativity and brainstorming is a major 

part o. -Manning events for the stu- 
dent body. 

A member of the board came 
up with an idea that we could order 
condoms with the homecoming 
theme on it. It was chuckled at and 
that was the end of it. That's it. 
Finis. Nothing more. Or so we 
thought. The "rubber" rumor really 
ruptured during the Student 
Government Meeting later that 

A representative from SGA sits 
on the Student Activities Board and 
reports to the governing body. 
During the SGA meeting, it was 
reported that we had ordered con- 
doms and were going to distribute 
them during homecoming week. 
This little screw-up procreated the 

"rubber" rumor to its climax. 
The next day, everyone was talking 
about how the SAB was going to 
decorate student union with inflated 
condoms and give the remaining 
7000 that they ordered to the stu- 
dents, parents and alumni that 
paraded through the campus during 
the week. 

Now let's stop and analyze the situ- 
ation — Do you really think the 
University, its advisors or the SAB 
itself would spend student money on 
this when the infirmary has all the 
condoms anyone would ever need? I 
don't think so. 

Students, when rumors spread, it is 
your duty to find out if it's the truth, 
rather than just casually pass on the 
speculations. The Student Activities 

Board Meetings are at noon on 
Mondays and the committee meet- 
ings are at 8:30 p.m. on the same 
night. Stop by to find out what's 
going on rather than just allowing 
the rumor to breed throughout cam- 

The "rubber" rumors are false- 
It is time for us all to work together 
to make homecoming 1996 
one of the best that we will ever 

My advice to all who see it fit 
to keep these rumors going is.- 
"Let's Wrap This Thing Up!" 

Tait Martin 

Tuesday; October 1, 1996 

Current Sauce 

Page 5 


Tree and Quintaine Americana both get positive reviews 

lesa thompson 

Staff reporter 


Downsizing the American Dream 
CherryDisc Records 

I've been a Tree fan ever since I 
first heard them while I was a DJ at 
the Demon and they became a staple 
on my show every week. 

Just when I thought that Tree 
couldn't possibly get any cooler, I 
read the insert on the new disc, 
Downsizing the American Dream, 
and saw where the band gives thanks 
to the imperial Metal juggernaut 
known as GWAR. 

O come, ye heathens, let us 
give praise to the mighty Tree. 

One of the things that I dig 
most about Tree is their lyrics. 
They're not afraid to say something 
worthwhile in their songs. 

On Downsizing the American 
Dream, Tree does a song called X- 


As far as I'm concerned, it's a 
diatribe against everything from 
who con 
out of 
money to 
the notion 
that God 
is white 
blond hair 
and blue 

some peo- 
ple are 
going to 

Tree's vituperation highly offensive 
and a whole lot farther into blasphe- 
mous country than they're willing 

I Dowasisiag the American Bream 

to travel. 

But fortunately for the rest of 
us, that doesn't seem to matter much 
to Tree. 
is one 
of the 
why I 
just like 
f o r 
oped a 
o f 
f o r 

them as well. 

The music Downsizing the 
American Dream is straight-forward 

and heavy. The vocals are raw and 
powerful, and the guitars are just as 
aggressive as they can be. 

There's no denying it — Tree 
don't mess around — they're here to 
do some damage. And they're not 
relying on heavy production to do it 
with, either. 

Like I said, the keywords here 
are straight-forward and heavy. 

Tree does a cover of Woody 
Gutherie's This Land is Your Land 
on Downsizing the American 

Any time a band covers some- 
thing that old and soft. I figure the 
re-make is going to fall into one of 
the only two possible categories: 
Either it'll sound totally killer, or it's 
going to suck completely. 

As hard as it may be to imag- 
ine. Tree's re-make goes straight 
into the former category. 

They've actually managed to 
do«*<in impressive cover of a song 
that I really didn't dig much the first 




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time around. 

Not only did Tree re-do a clas- 
sic, but they've improved on it as 

To sum it all up and rate 
Downsizing the American Dream on 
a scale of headache to migraine. I 
rank Tree's latest as an aneurysm. 
This one's a keeper. 

Quintaine Americana 

CherryDisc Records 

As soon as I saw 
the cover with the little 
dried up dog/lamb/goat 
thingy on it, I instantly 
knew that Quintaine 
Americana's Needles is 
a disc that I just had to 

It reminds me of a 
dried up cat that I once 
saw nailed to a wall in a 
shop in New Orleans. 
But I'll save that one 
for another time. 

Anyway, Quintaine 
Americana's sound is sort of a slow- 
er, groove-oriented kind of heavy. I 
like the feel of the music. 
There's a lot of low-key bass action 
going on and it's easy to get into. 

Needles isn't exactly "pump 
me up," but it's still a far cry from 
"put me to sleep." 

It's about aggression that lies 
just beneath the surface. You might 
not be able to put your finger right 

on it. but you definitely know it's 

Put it this way — one drill at the 
dentist's office may turn a little bit 
slower than the other, but it'll still 
hurts you just the same. 

Needles is the kind of disc to 
listen to when you're peed-off at the 
world but too dam tired to do any- 
thing about it. 

It's the kind of music I'd 
expect to hear in a Quentin 
Tarantino movie scene of some 
straggly-haired brunette taking a 
real long draw on a cigarette while 
contemplating murder. 

It's a rare event that I'll pick up 
a CD just for the photo on the front, 
but this is one occasion when I'm 
glad I did. I never thought I'd say 
this, but for once, I actually like nee- 

The Current Sauce would like to 
encourage everyone to participate in 
this years SGA elections 

jour parents 
you're not 

living up to the 
high expectations of 
parents isn't easy. 
Still, you don't have to 
feel you're alone. 
This Sunday, enjoy the 
support and fellowship 
of others as we 
celebrate the miracle 
of Jesus Christ. 

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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 1, 1996 

Demons shock Boise Broncos with road win in potato country 

Brian Satavva 

Staff writer 

The Northwestern football 
team, led by Anthony Williams 143 
yards rushing and one touchdown, 
beat Boise State 20-16 for their third 
straight win. 

The Demons did it again with 
defense getting three interceptions. 
Jermaine Jones got the last of the 
three picks to ice the game for the 
Demons who are now 3-0 for the 
first time since 1980. 

Demon Quarterback Warren 
Patterson had another error free 
game and was 4-8 for 106 yards. 
Included in those passing numbers 
were two outstanding catches. 

The first one was a 43-yard 

bomb to tightend Damian Johnson 
for a touchdown. Pat Palmer added 
the other big play with a 52-yard 
reception. Patterson also added 37 
yards on the ground. The Demons 
continued to run the ball effectively 
with 275 yards rushing in the game. 

The defense however is still 
coming up with the big plays when 
the Demons need them. 

Despite giving up 463 total 
yards to Boise, the defense were 
coming up big when it was needed 
the most. 

Redshirt freshman Damion 
Brown had a huge sack in the first 
quarter on a third down play at the 
Demon 4-yard line. 

He rifled and clotheslined 
Boise Quarterback Tony Hilde for a 
eight-yard loss. With that sack, the 

tone of the game was set as Boise 
had to settle for one of their three 
field goals for the game. 

There was also a huge goal line 
stand for the Demons at the end of 
the first half. Derrick Fields and 
Clint Loggins helped lead the charge 
as the Demon defense stopped Boise 
on a fourth and inches at the goal 

Boise tried to run a quarterback 
sneak for the score but they were 
denied. Boise came out of the pile 
with no points after outstanding hits 
by Loggins' and Fields to keep the 
Boise Quarterback Hilde out of the 

"It wasn't pretty but it's a win 
and it is great to be 3-0," Demon 
coach Sam Goodwin said. Goodwin 
was still a little concerned about the 

fact that the Demons still have a ten- 
dency to give up some big plays to 
the opposition's offense. 

However, after discussing that 
he said that, "good football teams 
will overcome those things and we 
did tonight." 

The Demons will after an off- 
day on Sunday begin preparations 
for their showdown this Saturday 
with Northeast Louisiana in 
Monroe. Northeast is now 2-3 on 
the season after a 38-21 loss to 

Northeast will be looking for 
revenge after suffering a 41-38 loss 
to the Demons last year. Lots of 
tickets remain for this game, tickets 
can be picked up at the NSU 

Athlete of the Week: Defensive lineman Clint Loggins 

Philip Wise 

Staff reporter 

Defensive lineman, Clint 
Loggins, was awarded The 
Northwestern Athlete of the Week 
and Louisiana State defensive play- 
er of the week. Loggins, a sopho- 
more from Gilmer, TX. was a key 
player in last weeks battle against 
Boise State. 

Loggins a six foot, 255 lb, 
noseguard has had a successful start 
with the Demons football program. 
He played in all 1 1 games of the 95 
season, finishing the year with 20 
tackles, 1 1 of which were solo and a 
recorded five tackles against Delta 

"Clint is a great kid who is very 
dedicated to the game and his phys- 
ical health," Sam Goodwin, head 
football coach said. "He is a picture 
of health and is physically the 
strongest player on the team," 

Goodwin added. 

During the NSU - Boise State 
game, Loggins dominated the 
offense with his hard, 
knockdown hits and 
fast, unforgiving 
blows. He picked-off 
an interception with 
the aid of Junior line- 
backer. Derrick 

"I like to stay in 
shape for myself and 
for the team. I also 
concentrate on run- 
ning at each practice 
to keep my strength 
and speed," Loggins 

Loggins said 
they had a laid-back 
practice yesterday in order to 
regroup for the up-coming game this 
weekend against Northeast. 
Everyone was a little sore and bat- 
tle-scarred, but they would be ready 
to "rock-n-roll" for their Saturday 

contest, Loggins assured. 

"We have a few injured players, 
but we are really pumped for the 
Northeast game, 
because it has been 
since 1980 
Northwestern has held 
a 4-0 count," Loggins 

This years 
defense is young, but 
very impressive with 
its "swarm the ball" 
tactics Loggins com- 
plemented. The 
Demon defense 
stopped Boise twice 
just inside the one yard 
line, last week. The 
defense will keep 
steady pressure on the 
offense of any team, they have been 
working on key elements such as 
tip-drills and goal line formations. 

"All of our hard work drives us 
on whatever is going to happen is 
meant to be," Loggins exclaimed. 

"We have had more turn-overs and 
sacks than we have had in a long 
time, with our attack-style defense," 
Loggins added. 

When asked how he came to 
reside at Northwestern, Loggins 
responded that he was split between 
the Demons and Stephen F. Austin. 
"I lived equal distance from both 
universities, but was looking for a 
change of scenery, so here I am," 
Loggins said. "It seems to get better 
all the time," he also added. 

The Demons have been practic- 
ing with great efficiency and 
urgency to make our university the 
best in the collegiate conference. 
Come and support all the games 
home or away to show your Demon 

The next stop for Northwestern 
is in Monroe were they will be tak- 
ing on The Northeast Louisiana 
Indians on October, 5, so come out 
and take note of our great team 
defensively and offensively. 

Cross Country Team falls behind 
Tulane in Saturdays Invitational 

Alumni planiailgate party for NLU game 

Angela Hcnnigan 

Elizabeth Crump 

Staff reporter 

Due to bad weather conditions 
on Saturday, the women's cross 
country team was nosed out by 
Tulane for the team championship at 
the Popeye's Ragin' Cajun Cross 
Country Invitational. 

"I was very pleased with the 
meet Saturday," women's coach, 
Bridget Cobb, said. "We were only 
3 points behind Tulane which makes 
me feel good because they beat us 
bad last year." 

Coming in first for NSU was 
freshman Molly Magill, finishing 
sixth in the meet. Magill ran a 
19:06 with teammate Robin Meyers 
eighth at 19:12 

"We had a great performance 
with Molly coming in first," Cobb 
added. "Robin did well pulling in 
behind Molly." 

Freshman Christal Traylor 
came in 10th place at 19:30; 

Cynthia Munoz was Northwestern's 
fourth finisher, taking 14th in 19:40 
and Julie Lessiter completed the 
scoring with 1 7th place at 1 9:49. 

"Although we were beat by 
Tulane for the team title, we did beat 
LSU," Cobb said. "I'm confident 
that we will do well in the meet 

As for the men's cross country 
race last Saturday. Northwestern ran 
fifth in the nine team race with 169 
points, led by Juan Londono's 18th- 
place finish in 22:29 over the four 
mile course. 

"The men are making 
progress," men's head coach, Leon 
Johnson, said. "We ran without our 
top two runners, Robert McCormic 
and Todd Body, due to injuries." 

According to Johnson, the 
injuries are minor, but he rather not 
add to the injures they already sus- 
tained. "We need to be at full 
strength Saturday", said Johnson. 

Staff reporter 

The Northwestern Alumni 
Association is sponsoring a tailgate 
party on Saturday prior to the 
Demon game. NSU will be travel- 
ing to Northeast Louisiana 
University to take on the NCAA 
Division I-A Indians. 

ARAMARK will co-sponsor 
the event and will provide hot dogs 
and hamburgers to the tailgaters. 

The tailgate party will be held 
from 3:00pm until 6:00pm by the 
Indian's Stadium. Purple and white 
banners will be hanging, so all will 
be able to find the party. Johnny 
Earthquake and the Moondogs, one 
of Central Louisiana's hottest bands, 
will perform throughout the after- 

At 6:00, the Demon Marching 
Band and the Demon Varsity 
Cheerleaders will lead the crowd in 

a pep rally at the site of the party 
before heading to the game. 

"It will be great to see the 
Demons take on Northeast." Bo 
Milton. NSU Alumni and former 
Demon football coach, said. 'The 
Indians were one of our biggest 
rivals, so hopefully the team and the 
fans will be fired up." 

The Alumni will also get a 
chance to meet NSU's new presi- 
dent. Dr. Randy Webb, and the new 
Athletic Director Greg Burke. 

"I think it's great that NSU is 
sponsoring this," Kevin Brough. a 
sophomore from Pineville said. 
"Hopefully events like this, along- 
with the fact that the Demons are 
winning, will help increase student 

The Demons, who are 3-0 for 
the first time since 1980, took an 
impressive win over the Indians last 
year and are looking to do the same 
on Saturday night. 

Women's Soccer suffer two losses 
on the road last weekend 

Kristen Zulick 
Staff reporter 

Northwestern fell to 0-9 after 
two games this weekend. 

On Saturday, the Demons faced 
Tulane. The Demons kept a com- 
petitive attitude and held on for a 
final score of 1-2. 

Coach Mary Beth Forrest com- 
mented prior to the game that 
Tulane would be a "tough" match. 
'They have an automatic core struc- 
ture, which we are developing now," 
said Forrest. 

Sunday, NSU traveled to 
Mobile to play S. Alabama. 

The Demons suffered a 9-0 


Amy Price of USA put the first 
goal in at four minutes into the 
game . and the team scored four 
more times in the first half. 

NSU's Jeantelle Duhon 

attempted the Demons' only shot on 
goal in the second half. 

Last Tuesday, the women's soc- 
cer team played extremely well 
against second ranked Centenary' 
Even though they again suffered a 
loss, they fought hard to finish the 
game 2-1. 

NSU sophomore. Amy 
Lambre. put the Demons on the 

Coach Forrest said, "They 
showed great team effort. The 
whole team worked as a unit." 

She feels that the team's great- 
est strength is their "youth". This 
quality should build a winning 
record for the Demons in the next 
couple of seasons. The team is 
young and will have the chance to 
grow together, on and off the field. 

NSU is scheduled to play 
Stephen F. Austin at home on 
Wednesday at 4:00 and Mississippi 
State on Sunday at 1:30. 

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Every Saturday at MBE 

Mail Boxes fctc.'s, nexl to Blockbuster, newest 
innovation is known as "3< Saturday's. " Every Saturday, 
anyone making 200 or more black and white copies will 
be charged just 3c each. 

"All week long our copters are kept busy by people 
making sometimes several thousand copies. But on 
Saturdays, they are not as busy," said Sharon Procell, 
local MBE owner. "We'd Hke to encourage people who 
have to make lots of copies — at least 200 at a time -- to 
visit us on the weekend when we are not as busy." 

Mail Boxes Etc. is open fr° m 9 a.ra. to 3 p.m. on 
Saturday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through 

"The only limitation for 
3t Saturdays is a minimum 
of 200 copies on regular 
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sale price is cash and carry 
only - it is not available for 
those customers with 
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Demon running back Brian Jacquet, 

rushes in Saturday's victory file photo 

Women's Volleyball Team 
comes up short on road trip 

Brian Satawa 

Staff reporter 

The Lady Demon volleyball 
team had a tough week on the road 
as they lost two matches to Lamar 
and Grambling. In the Lamar match 
which they lost 3-0, the women 
played well although the scores did 
not show it. 

Northwestern was in two of the 
three games they played, and lost 
15-12 in both of them. The two 
teams played earlier in the season 
with the Demons, stretching Lamar 
to five games before losing at the 
Northwestern Volleyball 

On Friday, the Demons trav- 
eled to Grambling and lost 3-2 to 
drop their overall to 4-14. 

"Even though we are losing, we 
are showing more improvement as a 
team," first year coach, Mary 
DeJute said. She also commented 
on the fact that the team needs a lit- 
tle more consistency during the 

"It seems as though we will get 
one small run of three or four points 

in a game," DeJute added. "In vol- 
leyball, you need three or four runs 
of points to win games and match- 

Maggie Ehlers and Tiffany 
Cronin continue to lead the team, 
along with help from Amy Warren 
and Gretchen Hecht. Ehlers contin- 
ues to be consistent, as shown in the 
Lamar game with four kills in nine 

As a whole, the team does look 
and play better than last year's ver- 
sion and they will continue to 
improve as the year goes on. 

The women will continue on 
their road trip this week as they trav- 
el to play Southwest Texas, Texas- 
San Antonio and Texas-Arlington. 
The Demons will try to stop a streak 
that began two years ago and win 
their first conference game. 

The Demons will not return to 
the friendly confines of Prather 
Coliseum until Oct. 9, when they 
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Band members spend summers entertaining music lovers 

Kevin B rough 

Contributing writer 

For the past three summers, 
sleeping on gymnasium floors and 
working 12 to 15 hours a day was 
common place for two members of 
"The Spirit of Northwestern" 
Marching Band. 

Don Hardin and Roderic 
Saunders have traveled over 15,000 
miles by bus as members of Drum 
Corps International, a non-profit 
organization that uses drums and 
bugles to create a show of music and 

"I watched DCI finals as a kid 
and later joined the band," accord- 
ing to Hardin. "It is just something 
that has always interested me, so I 
made connections with other people 
who had been members of DCI to 
see how I could get involved." 

In 1993, Hardin began perform- 
ing with the Phantom Regiment of 
Rockford, Illinois, which was com- 
prised of 128 musicians from around 
the country. 

"We work for two weeks from 
7 a.m. until 10 or 1 1 at night putting 
together the show, learning drills 
and how to put music with it," 
Hardin said of Rockford. "Then we 

go on tour, where we perform six 
shows a week." 

In the three years Hardin has 
participated in DCI, the tour has 
taken him through the states of 
Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and 

This summer, the Phantom 
Regiment tied for first in the DCI 
finals and captured Best Horn Line 
Award and Best General Effect. 

"It is a lot of hard work, but the 
fun outweighs that. It has taught me 
that if you want anything in life, you 
have to work for it," according to 
Hardin. "It has also taught disci- 
pline and opened my eyes to differ- 

ent music and marching styles." 

Roderic Saunders, an alumni 
member of the Phantom Regiment, 
also remembers those championship 

The 22-year old music major, 
in 1994. was a member of the award 
winning Phantom Regiment when 
they placed third in the nation. In 
1995. the regiment placed fifth and 
Saunders won a personal award for 
best drum major. 

This year, however, Roderic's 
age made him ineligible to march. 
As a result, he returned to Rockford 
as a tour guide. 

"I just wanted to make sure the 

Student talks about experiences in former Soviet Union 

Jeremy Ekberg 

Staff reporter 

"It's easy compared to Russia," 
a transfer student and former mis- 
sionary said when asked how he 
was adjusting to life at 
Northwestern. "I can eat anything 
and sleep anywhere." 

Toby Stevens, of Alexandria, is 
new to NSU even though he is a 
world traveler and an English 
teacher. Stevens was one of fifteen 
missionaries who went to Belarus, 
part of the former Soviet Union, last 
year in an attempt to teach children 
bible studies and other subjects. 

"It was an underground school 

because the government outlawed 
any teachings other than Russian 
Orthodox Catholic." Stevens said. 

The missionaries were invited 
by the Belorussian government to 
teach; however, the teaching jobs 
were a cover-up for their missionary 

Stevens, along with the other 
teachers, was never caught for any 
illegal teachings, even though his 
phone was tapped the entire six 
months he was in Russia. "They 
probably would have just kicked us 
out of the country." he said. 

Among other problems the 
group faced was an inability to 
leave the country after their time 
there was over. 

Getting a visa to enter Belarus 
was no problem, he explained, but 
in order to leave you must have a 
different visa, one that cost almost 
$100. Finally after several failed 
attempts to get one the U.S. 
embassy sold the visas for $6 each. 

Although it was an unforget- 
table experience, Stevens said that 
he would not want to relive it, part- 
ly because of the harsh lifestyle and 
political and cultural shock he expe- 

"Everything is run by the 
Mafia," He said. "Probably 90 per- 
cent of the kids in our school were 
Mafia kids." 

Despite all this, he said that 
there 'were many rewarding things 
about the mission. They included a 
chance to workout with the 
Belorussian weightlifting champi- 
on, befriending the Nigerian martial 
arts champ, who was in Russia get- 
ting a Ph.D.., and working with chil- 

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most rewarding. "There were some 
kids there that we really impacted." 
he said. The 10 to 12-year-olds the 
group taught had never had any 
adults pay them any attention, 
according to Stevens. The mission- 
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"My role as tour director taught 
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Attention student organizations! 

Here is the list of names for Potpourri organization photos. Times are nonnegotiable. There will be no retakes. Charter 
organizations only. If you are not chartered, your photo will be pulled from the yearbook. Please arrive fifteen minutes 

head of your scheduled time. Photos will be taken in Prather Coliseum. 

Tuesday, October 1 

6:00-6:05 Bowling Team 

6:05 - 6:10 KNWD 

6:10-6:15 Current Sauce 

6:15-6:20 Greek Council 

6:20 - 6:25 Interfratemity Council 

6:25 - 6:30 Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 

6:35 - 6:40 Alpha Kappa Alpha 

6:40-6:45 Zeta Phi Beta 

6:45-6:50 Delta Sigma Theta 

7:00-7:10 Phi Beta Sigma 

7:10-7:15 Sigma Gamma Rho 

7:15 - 7:20 Animal Health Technicians Association 

7:20 - 7:25 Beta Gamma Psi 

7:25-7:30 Phi Beta Lambda 

7:30 - 7:35 Society for the Advancement of Management 

7:35 - 7:40 Anthropological Society 

7:40 - 7:45 Beta Beta Beta 

7:45 - 7:50 Latter Day Saints Association 

8:00 - 8:05 Northwestern Association Family and Consumer Sciences 

8:05 - 8:10 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8:10-8:15 Kappa OmicronNu 

8:15 - 8:20 L E. E. E. 

8:20 - 8:25 BAACHUS/SPADA 

8:25 - 8:30 Black Student Task Force 

8:30 - 8:35 Circle K 

8:35-8:40 College Democrats 

8:40-8:45 College Republicans 

8:45-8:50 College Libertarians 

8:50-8:55 Flight Team 

8:55 -9:00 Purple Jackets 

Wednesday, October 2 

6:00-6:05 Council of Ye Revels 

6:05-6:10 Order of Omega 

6:10 - 6:15 Phi Mu 

6:15-6:20 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

6:20 - 6:25 Alpha Omicron Pi 

6:25-6:30 Kappa Alpha 

6:30-6:35 Kappa Sigma 

6:35 - 6:40 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

6:40 - 6:45 Theta Chi 

6:45-6:50 Sigma Nu 

7:00-7:10 Phi Mu Alpha 

7:10-7:15 Kappa Kappa Psi 

7:15 - 7:20 Black Student Association 

7:20 - 7:25 Student Government Association 

7:25-7:30 Student Activities Board 

7:30 - 7:35 Black Knights Drill Team 

7:35-7:40 Rifle Team 

7:40-7:45 Swamp Demons 

7:45 - 7:50 Music Educators National Conference 

8:00 - 8:05 Phi Boota Roota 

8:05-8:10 Sigma Alpha Iota 

8:10 - 8:15 Baptist Student Union 

8:15 - 8:20 Tau Beta Sigma 

8:20 - 8:25 Argus 

8:30 - 8:35 Council of Ye Revels 

8:35 - 8:40 Catholic Student Organization 

8:40 - 8:45 Student Theater Union at Northwestern 

8:45 - 8:50 Wesley Westminster Foundation 

8:50-8:55 Blue Key 

8:55 - 9:00 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Thursday, October 3 

6:00 - 6:05 Gavel Club 

6:05-6:10 Images 

6:10 - 6:15 Inspirational Mass Choir 

6:15 - 6:20 International Student Organization 

6:20 - 6:25 Knights of the Round Table Chess Club 

6:25 - 6:30 Non-Traditional Student Organization 

6:30 - 6:35 Northwestern Amateur Radio Club 

6:35 - 6:40 Kappa Mu Epsilon 

6:40 - 6:45 National Association for Industrial Technology 

6:45-6:50 Student Alumni Foundation 

7:00 - 7:10 Bat Girls 

7:10 - 7:15 Students for Choice 

7:15-7:20 Student/Faculty Forum 

7:20 - 7:25 Student Personnel Association 

7:25 - 7:30 Toastmasters Club 

7:30 - 7:35 Alpha Lambda Delta 

7:35 - 7:40 Phi Eta Sigma 

7:40-7:45 Phi Kappa Phi 

7:45-7:50 Alpha Kappa Delta 

8:00-8:05 Der Deutsche Klub 

8:05 - 8:10 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

8:10 - 8:15 Le Circle Francais 

8:15-8:20 LosAmigos 

8:20-8:25 Phi Alpha Theta 

8:30- 8:35 Pre-Law Society 

8:35 - 8:40 Psi Chi 

8:40-8:45 Psychology Club 

8:45 - 8:50 PRSSA 

8:50-8:55 Sigma Tau Delta 

8:55-9:00 Social Work Club 

9:00 - 9:05 Society of Professional Journalists 

9:05 - 9:10 Association of the US Army 

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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 8, 1996 

Natchitoches to welcome tourists during third annual Tour of Homes 

Kevin Brough 

Staff reporter 

Historic properties in and 
around Natchitoches will open their 
doors this weekend for the 
Natchitoches Historic Foundation's 
third annual Tour of Homes. 

This year's tour will include 19 
historic properties, the oldest of 
which, the Wells House, dates back 
to 1 776. Various other homes on the 
tour include the Cloutier Town 
House, circa 1835; the Fleur de Lis 
Inn. circa 1900; the Roque House, 
circa 1797 and this year's featured 
home, the Judge Porter House, 
which was established in 1912 
i among many others. 

The Judge Porter House, locat- 
ed on Second St., was built in 1912 
for $1500 using timber from the 
Blunt lodge hall. This home, sur- 
rounded by towering, live oaks, 
recently opened as a bed & break- 
fast. • 

In addition, this year's tour will 
see a new property added to its line- 
up. The Roque House, built in 1797 
by a freed slave for his family, is 
entering its first year as a stop on the 
tour. Donated to the historic society 
this past year, this property, also 
known as the Mildred Hart Bailey 
Memorial Cane River Collection, 
will contain an extensive collection 
of original paintings and objects by 
Clementine Hunter, famed primitive 
artist and resident of the Cane River 

Events of this years tour will 
include the Town Tour, the Cane 
River Plantation Tour and the 
Candlelight Tour. 

The Town Tour will showcase 
the homes of the down-river 
planters, homes such as the Cloutier 
Town House, the Chaplin House, the 
Fleur de Lis Inn, the Prudhomme- 
Rouquier House, Tauzin Plantation,, 
the Levy-East House and the Judge 
Porter House will be part of the 
Town Tour. 

The Cane River Plantation Tour 
will include such grand homes as 
Magnolia Plantation, Atahoe 
Plantation, Beau Fort Plantation, the 
Badin-Roque House, the Jones 
House and Oakland Plantation, 
highlighting, according to a 
brochure distributed by the 
Natchitoches Historic Foundation, 
houses that are a tribute to the time 
when cotton was king and the Red 
River flowed through the land. 

However, the highlight of the 
tour is the Candlelight Tour that 
Only takes place on Saturday 

Many of the homes on the 
Candlelight Tour, all lining the 
northern section of Cane River, have 
never been opened to the general 

These homes include the 
Dogwood Inn, the Wells House, 
Rose Lawn, Sompayrac-DeBlieux- 
Conlay House and Lambre-Gwinn 
House. For one night a year, the 
public can view the historic splen- 

dor of these extraordinary homes.. 

According to Steve Horton, co- 
chairman of the Tour of Homes and 
associate professor of Journalism, 
the annual tour attracts between 
1500-2000 tourists to the 
Natchitoches area, which brings 
about a boost in the Natchitoches 

For the Natchitoches Historic 
Foundation, the tour brings in 
approximately $35,000 before 
expenses with a portion of the 
money going to the homeowners. 
The remaining funds are then used 
towards promoting preservation and 
education of the historic importance 
of the homes. 

The time and effort that goes 
into making the Tour of Homes hap- 
pen is tremendous. It is through the 
combined efforts of the 
Natchitoches Historic Foundation 
and devoted volunteers that this 
annual event is able to take place. 

"Both students and faculty at 
Northwestern play key roles in help- 
ing with the tour," Horton said. 
Students and faculty help by show- 
ing homes, selling tickets for the 
tour and by acting as runners. 

The tour begins Saturday, Oct. 
12 and continues through Oct. 13, 
with the Candlelight Tour taking 
place on Saturday evening. For 
more information, call the 
Natchitoches Parish Tourist 
Commission at 1-800-259-1714 or 
Steve Horton at 357-5339. 

TtT)e Dogwood Inn, owned by Business Professor Tom Oxner, will be 
one the houses on this year's Natchitoches Historic Foundation's 
annual Tour of Homes. The tour is expected to draw 1500 to 2000 
visitors this weekend. photo by Don sepuKado 

C omplaints cause change in Roy Hall smoking policy Greek Week to be he,d week of 

Oct. 28; over 600 expected to 

Benjamin Scroggs IV 

Staff reporter 

Recent changes in the Roy Hall 
(Smoking policy started September 
30 designating new smoking areas 
to cause less discomfort among the 
students and faculty there. 

Employees of Roy Hall accus- 
tomed to smoking by the building's 
front doors will now be required to 
smoke in back of the facility due to 
complaints from their peers. 

The Council of Vice Presidents 
for: Business Affairs, Carl Jones; 
External Affairs, Jerry Pierce; 
University Affairs, John Winston; 
Student Affairs, Fred Fulton, and 
Acting Vice President for Academic 
Affairs. Tom Burns; in their weekly 

Monday meeting, voted to reassign 
an area that would be more comfort- 
able for students and faculty alike. 

John Winston, Vice President of 
University Affairs, sympathizes with 
the health risk of smoking and 
expresses his concern with the chal- 
lenge the individual and community 

"It wasn't that we were stop- 
ping people from smoking, we were 
just telling them where," Winston 
said. "I used to smoke. Oooo Lord, 
I smoked for thirty years. It's a very 
— difficult habit to break." 

As for those who crave nicotine 
to get through the day, Winston 
feels, 'They are going to have to 
smoke. They don't have a choice". 

Then there are those who feel 
smoking shouldn't exist. 

"Cigarette butts, they threw 
them on the ground, made a mess, 
and wouldn't pick them up," Warren 
Massey, assistant director and com- 
puter programmer for Roy Hall, 
said. "I think we should make this 
a smoke free campus." 

Regina Phillips, Roy Hall 
employee, shared some similar 

"You have to walk through a 
cloud of smoke to get in (Roy 
Hall)," Phillips said. 'The TEC 
looks awful with all the cigarette 
butts thrown all around." But Sandy 
Aymond, Secretary of the Computer 
Center, sums it all up in her two 
short sentences. "This is 
Natchitoches. We have to keep this 
place beautiful". 

While the smoking policy has 

changed, some wonder if they can 
get help to change the habit them- 

"There are no specific pro- 
grams or peer groups for students 
with an addiction, but access to 
information and techniques are 
available at Northwestern's support 
service to break the addiction," 
Phyllis Simmons, of Student 
Support Services said. 

Simmons also recommends 
contacting Shannon Wallhale, of the 
"Newman Group" counseling center 
on East and Fifth Street that handles 
group and individual help for those 
who are wanting it. 

The center can be reached by 
phone at 356-7000 for more infor- 


Jeremy Ekberg 

Large number of students participate in 
elections; run-offs to be held this week 

§araii Crooks 

"Managing editor 

Over 800 students helped pick 
this year's homecoming queen, 
tamecoming court and SGA sena- 
tors. This was a definite increase 
from past years when the number of 
v oting students hovered between 
600 and 800. 

'This was a very good num- 
fcer," Alicia Thomas, SGA Vice 
Resident and Commissioner of 
Elections, said. 

The SGA tried several new 
poncepts during this election, 
'"eluding pre-election promotion 
*nd new poll hours. 

"We got our senators to put out 
Mot more reminders about the elec- 
^°ns and we opened a lot earlier this 
Vear" Thomas said. "We opened 
lt >e polls at 7 a.m. and kept them 
°Pen until 6 p.m. Usually, we open 
*e polls at 8 a.m. and close them at 
5 p.m." 

Clear winners were chosen in 
the elections except for Mr. and 
,v liss NSU. These run-off elections 
^'■l be held Wednesday in Iberville 
9t, d Thursday in the Student Union. 

Elizabeth Crump and Martha 

Hooper are the two choices for Miss 

Crump was the 1995 
Homecoming Queen, is a member 
of Phi Mu Fraternity, National 
Order of Omega and the Panhellenic 

Hooper is a member of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority. Purple 
Jackets, National Order of Omega, 
Panhellenic Association, and mem- 
ber of the 1995 and 196 
Homecoming Court. 

The run-off choices for Mr. 
NSU are Carlton Downey and Omar 

Downey is the current SGA 
president, and member of the NSU 
Board of Directors. Kappa Alpha 
Order Fraternity, College 
Democrats and Louisiana Board of 

Pearson is treasurer of Phi Beta 
Sigma Fraternity and member of the 
Institute of Electronic and Electrical 

The 1996 NSU Homecoming 
Queen is Kim Parker. Her court 

Accreditation team to arrive this 
week; Department of Journalism 
to be evaluated 

Andrew Martin 



Editor in Chief 

The Journalism Department 
will be visited by an team of profes- 
sional journalists and educators next 
week in response to the depart- 
ment's request for accreditation by 
the Association for Education in 
Journalism and Mass 


This group will be interviewing 
faculty and staff, visiting class- 
rooms and doing a thorough analy- 
sis of the journalism program to 
determine whether or not it meets 
the standards of accreditation set up 
by AEJMC. 

"The team is going to judge our 
program based on 1 2 universal stan- 
dards established by AEJMC," Dr. 
Ron McBride, head of the depart- 
ment of journalism, said. "The stan- 
dards cover everything from minori- 
ty and female involvement to facul- 
ty and facilities." 

At this time last year, the jour- 
nalism program began its accredita- 
tion process with a "self-study" 
process that culminated in a docu- 
ment summing up the current state 

of the department. The final draft of 
this "self-study" was mailed out to 
AEJMC and the three members of 
the evaluation team last month. 

The team will arrive in 
Natchitoches this Saturday and will 
finish its evaluation on Wednesday, 
at which time they will present a 
review of the program to President 
Randall Webb. 

"We are optimistic about our 
chances of getting accredited," 
McBride said. "We are as prepared 
as we can be and extremely strong 
in a lot of areas like faculty and 

Accreditation of the depart- 
ment would benefit the University in 
several ways. 

"Getting accredited is very 
important because it will put 
Northwestern in the top 25 percent 
of all journalism schools in the 
country," Tommy Whitehead, asso- 
ciate professor of journalism, said. 

Students were also pleased at 
the prospect of being part of an 

see Evaluation, page 2 

Staff reporter 

The over 600 Greeks on cam- 
pus will soon participate in Greek 
Week, the annual week long salute 
to Greeks at Northwestern. 

This week is organized in order 
to promote unity and fun among fra- 
ternity and sorority members. 

This year's activities will begin 
on Oct. 28 and continue until Nov. 1 
at various locations on campus. 

Greek Week is sponsored by 
the Interfraternity Council, 
Panhellenic, Order of Omega, and 
other organiza- 

This year, ■ 

Creek Week will 
cost about 
$2000, accord- 
ing to Kim 
Parker, Greek 

The money 
raised will 
cover all the var- 

"If each person meets at least 
one new person from each Greek 
organization, then it will be a 


Kim Parker 

ious aspects of Greek Week activi- 
ties, including Aramark's service 
and the invitations for the faculty 
breakfast, all the decorations for 
Greek Week, a DJ for the dance, 
concessions, equipment, and Greek 

The sponsors for the week are 
the same as they have always been, 
but there are a couple of new ideas 
for this year, according to Parker. 
One is that Greek Week will be 
moved from the Spring semester to 
the Fall. 

"Hopefully we'll get some 
more involvement.. ..this is just a 
trial thing, we hope it goes over 
well." Parker said. 

According to Parker, the main 
reason for the changes is to get more 
participation and to better promote 
the Greek system as a whole. 
Besides the dance and the parade, 
other scheduled activities include 
follies in the IM field, a treasure 
hunt with a $ 1 00 prize, a slide show, 

and the Greek awards. 

One of the highlights of Gree k 
Week is the Order of Omega's 
recognition of the Greek Man and 
Woman of the year and any Greek 
who made a 3.5 or higher GPA in 
the spring. 

When asked about the purpose 
of Greek Week, Parker cited unity 
and philanthropy as the major rea- 
sons. 'The Greeks do a lot on this 
campus and in the community, and 
it's a way for us all to get together.", 
Parker said. 

The philanthropy for the week 
is the Greek Carnival for the chil- 
dren of 
— — — to be held in 
the Student 

has many 
duties as the 
Order of 

Omega Greek 

' Week 

making reservations for all the 
rooms, supervising a committee, 
planning a budget for the week and 
holding weekly meetings. Parker 
also takes minutes of all the meet- 
ings and sends them to all Greek 
chapters because not every organi- 
zation has sent delegates to her. 

Greek Week, which is spon- 
sored in part by a charge of $2 per 
member of each Greek organization, 
will have T-shirts made with the 
theme , "Greekfest 1996". The 
theme was voted on unanimously at 
the September 24 meeting. 

Although Parker has not yet 
reaped the rewards of being Greek 
Week chair, she knows what the 
most rewarding thing about it will 

"If each person meets at least 
one new person from each Greek 
organization, then it will be a suc- 
cess because that's what this is all 
about.," she said. 


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Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 8, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Homecoming Activities 

The "alumni back to campus" will be held during the annual 
Homecoming celebration Oct. 18-19. Homecoming activities will 
begin Friday, Oct. 18 with the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at the 
Robert Wilson, Sr. Recreational Complex beginning at 1 p.m. At 3 
p.m., the Alumni and Foundation Board will meet in the President's 
Room of the Student Union. Friday's activities will conclude with a 
jambalaya dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Complex. 
On Saturday, the events begin with the 'N' Club Hall of Fame induc- 
tion at 10 a.m. in the Athletic Fieldhouse. 

Class of 1946 and All Alumni reunion 

The class of 1946 reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the 
lobby of the Student Union along with the All Alumni Reception. 

Theater in New York City 

A six-day theater trip to New York City is being planned by Dr. Jack 
Wann, Artistic Director of the Theater Program. The trip package 
costs $820, excluding meals, and is available to NSU students, 
friends and relatives. The package includes round trip airfare from 
Shreveport, hotel stay in the heart of the theater district, ground 
transportation to and from the airport, theater tickets to five major 
shows, backstage visits and walking tours. Among choices for musi- 
cals are "Rent," "Once Upon a Mattress," "Chicago," 'The King and 
I," and "Bring in Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk." Three straight or off- 
Broadway shows including "Cowgirls," "Master Class," "Skylight," 
and "Forbidden Broadway." For more information contact Wann at 

"Keep Northwestern Beautiful" 

Dr. Randall Webb has instituted the "Keep Northwestern Beautiful" 
campaign and has asked for the help of the University's fraternity's 
and sororities and other campus organizations including the SGA, 
ROTC and Presidential Ambassadors to keep the campus clean. The 
13 Greek organizations will be responsible for keeping three areas 
clean — parking lots near Sabine and Rapides dormitories and the 
Post Office. The organizations will go through their designated area 
at least once a week. The SGA will consider a request to purchase 
additional trash cans to be placed around campus. 

LCTE Conference 

The Louisiana Council of Teachers of English and the 
Louisiana Association for College Compostition will hold their 
annual joint conference Oct. 1 1-12 at the Hotel Bently in 
Alexandria. Registration fees of $75 include membership in 
either LCTE or LACC, a catered lunch at the conference and 
the conference workshops. For more information, contact 
assistant professor of English, Rocky Colavito, at 357-5586. 

Evaluation, con*t from page 1 

accredited program. 

"I think that its great that the 
program might become accredited," 
Buddy Wolfarth, general manager 
of KNWD, said. "We have a strong 
program here and I think that the 
students and the faculty who have 
worked hard to make it this strong 
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of Dan Lattimore; chair of the jour- 
nalism department at the University 
of Memphis, Erna Smith; chair of 
the journalism department at San 
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includes Jennifer Aby, Susan 
Bramlett, Shannon Brown, Alyson 
Courtney, Amy Crews, Martha 
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Stills and Theresa Yousey. 

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NSU students also chose sever- 
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Dan Helms, Andrew Kolb. 
Anne Labbe' and Stacy Michaels 
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Dowden and Kourtney Kentzel are 
the new sophomore senators and 
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Sauce reviewer travels to the "Big Easy" to check out Crowbar in concert 

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Staff reporter 

Life is good; I got to see 
CROWBAR perform Saturday night 
at Zeppelin's during the pre-tour 
warm up and conducted my second 
interview with the guys. 

Life is bad; I got to see what is 
officially guitarist Matt Thomas' last 
performance with the band. He's 
leaving CROWBAR in order to pur- 
sue a career far away from the 
Hallowed Halls of Metaldom. 
(More about that in the interview). 

At any rate, I guess what it 
comes down to is this: Life is really 
nothing more than what we make of 
it. So good luck to Matt and wel- 
come aboard to the guy who's going 
to be taking over, Jay Abene, for- 
merly of Wrathchild America. 

Anyway, the guys are warming 
up to get ready for the Oct. 29 
release date of their new disc, 
"Broken Glass." 

I got to hear a good bit of it at 
the recording studio a few months 
ago, and I have to say that this is 
absolutely the most killer CROW- 
BAR to date. 

I love everything they've done 
up to this point, but the new disc is 

even better. (As a matter of fact, an 
advanced copy should be en route to 
me right now, and I 
hope to have a 
review of it in next 
week's "Sauce.") 

The show start- 
ed off with the band 
Deadbolt getting the 
crowd riled up and 
ready. Then CROW- 
BAR took the stage 
and kicked off with a 
familiar old tune. 
"Self-Inflicted," and 
the crowd immedi- 
ately went nuts. 

It was easy to 
see that everybody in 
Zeppelin's that night 
was there for one 
reason only — to be 
utterly destroyed by 
the time the night 
was over. 

From the strik- 
ing of the very first 
chord, a horde of 
people started mosh- 
ing and pounding 
their fists. 

A few of the 
braver souls eventu- 
ally made their way up to the stage 
so they could sing along with Kirk 

and, of course, get in an evening's 
worth of stage diving and crowd 

been waiting quite some time to see 
CROWBAR, and they weren't about 

Crowbar in a live performance at Zeppelin's in New Orleans. From I to r 
Matt Thomas, Todd Strange and Kirk Windstein. photo by i esa thompson 

surfing. It was wild. 

Most of the people there had 

to let anything stop them from 
enjoying the evening's festivities. It 

was a free-for-all, and I enjoyed the 
hell out of it. 

Everyone at the 

show was treated to 
a taste of the new 
CROWBAR mater- 

Kirk warned us 
that he'd have to 
use a cheat sheet for 
some of the lyrics, 
but nobody in the 
crowd seemed to 
mind. And if this 
audience's reaction 
to the new stuff is 
any indication 
whatsoever of the 
kind of reaction that 
"Broken Glass" is 
going to get, then 
I'm willing to bet 
that this is going the 
be album to put 
CROWBAR right 
straight over the 

From what I could 
gather, everyone 
really got into the 
new stuff, but par- 
ticularly the songs 
entitled "I Am 
Forever," "Bum Your World," and 
"Above, Below & In-Between." 

(Jeez, I can't wait for the new disc to 
get here!) 

After a few more old and new 
tunes, CROWBAR closed the show 
with "All I Had (I Gave)." I've writ- 
ten this before, and I'm writing it 
again — Whenever CROWBAR 
plays that song, you know they real- 
ly mean it. 

I talked to a mass of people at 
the show that night, and absolutely 
nobody walked away disappointed. 

As far as that goes, a few folks 
looked like they were having a hard 
time walking away at all (which, I'm 
willing to bet, is probably related in 
part to all the stage diving that went 

High energy and a good time 
abounded for all. My words of wis- 
dom — Don't ever miss the chance 
to experience CROWBAR when 
they head your way. 

Oh yeah, I really need to take a 
second to thank a few people who 
helped make my presence at the 
show possible: The King and Mike, 
Big Sean and Jimmy, Angie 
Thompson, and of course, all the 
members of CROWBAR — but 
especially Kirk Windstein for 
always Embracing Emptiness. 

Ya'll Rule! 

First Wives Club rates well despite being a "chick flick" 

Sarah Crooks 

Managing editor 

If you're in the mood to laugh, 
cry and shout(especially if you're a 
woman) try the "First Wives Club." 
It's an undeniable "chick flick," with 
all the trimmings. 

Dysfunctional families, mar- 
riages gone bad, mid-life crises, and 
a group of four college best friends 
yho drift apart, provide the tears. 
Add overbearing relatives, a few 
bimbo girlfriends and loads of 
money, and you have instant laughs. 

When a friend's funeral brings 

Elise (Goldie Hawn), Annie (Diane 
Keaton) and Brenda (Bette Midler) 
back together again, they make up 
for lost years and eventually come 
up with a plan to take charge of their 

Elise is an out-of-work actress 
whose husband leaves her after she 
helped make him a successful pro- 
ducer. She tries to handle her prob- 
lems with lots of plastic surgery and 
even more alcohol. 

Annie is the "sweet one" who 
tries to fix everyone else's problems 
while her life falls apart. She refus- 
es to admit that her 25 year marriage 
is probably over and has a hard time 

breaking away from her opinionated 

Brenda's husband left her with 
a teenage son and bills to pay, for 
Shelly (Sarah Jessica Parker), a 
young bimbo whose main desire is 
to become part of society's elite. 

When these three women 
decide to get their own kind of jus- 
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bosses, socialites, interior decora- 
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Impossible" look easy. 

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character, don't expect her to sing 

you through the movie's plot. The 
only musical scene in the movie, is 
the last one, where Hawn, Keaton 
and Midler relive one of their col- 
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Instead of songs, listen for the 
well-written one-liners sprinkled 
throughout the movie, like "Don't 
get even- get it all." 

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Crowbar takes time out to talk about their new cd and upcoming tour 

lesa thompson 

Staff reporter 

Recently, Current Sauce staff 
reporter and heavy metal afficiona- 
do lesa thompson managed to get an 
interview with the band Crowbar. 
The band is getting ready to release 
a new CD and start an American 
tour. Check out what vocalist Kirk 
Windstein, guitarist Matt Thomas, 
videogrpaher Mike Savoie and 
Alabaster Hodge they had to say... 

LT: Why is Matt leaving CROW- 
BAR after attaining this level of suc- 

KYV: Simple as can be — He's tak- 
ing over his wife's family business 
in Oklahoma, a car business. He's 
into cars, and this is going to be a 
real good opportunity for the future. 
There's no hard feelings. The situa- 
tion he's got is that if he doesn't take 
it now, it won't be there for him and 
he'd be stupid not to take it. 

LT: How does it feel knowing that 
this is the last time he'll be on stage 
with you? 

KW: I wish he would stay in the 
band, but he's not, so there's nothing 
we can do about it. But it's not like 
we're making a big issue of it. I 
mean, it's just a show, and we've 
played a bunch of shows together. 
The situation he's got is good for 
him and it would be really tough for 
him to try to do both because he 
wouldn't be able to be dedicated to 
the band. If you can't really be ded- 
icated to it, it's foolish to do it. 

MT: It's not like the band's break- 
ing up or something. I mean, that 
would be different. But it's no big 
deal — everybody knows why I 
gotta go. It's not like we're not 

friends anymore or I'm quitting 
because I'm mad. It's no problem 
like that at all. My wife's family 
needs me to go work their 
business for them, and they 
need me now. They gave 
me a killer opportunity to 
do it, and that opportuni 
ty won't be there in the 
future. I had a long 
successful music 
career, or at least I 
see it as successful. 
I've been doing 
this for about 14 
years, and I'm 
real proud of 
what I've 
done. It's 
time to let 
else have 
fun for a 

L T : 
D o 

ever sit 
down and think 
that any minute now 
CROWBAR could be selling 
out arenas worldwide? 

MT: I hope so. When that happens, 
I'm gonna come visit, have a beer 
and enjoy the show. 

LT: What about regrets later on? 

MT: No regrets at all. I hope they 
do great. I hope they make 10 plat- 
inum records in a row. I wouldn't 
go, 'Aw, damn, I shouldn't have 
quit.' I'm old enough and been 
around enough to know that that's 
very likely and possible, but hey, I 
gotta move on. Plus, I don't enjoy it 

like I once did, the travelirg and 
stuff. Writing songs and the studio 
stuff is great. But the travelirg gets 
a little old and wears you down. 
After all these years, it's wear- 
ing me down, I thnk. 

already talked with Jay and he likes 
to write a lot of stuff anyway, which 
is fine — I'm not an egomaniac or 
anything. So if it sounds like some- 
thing that we can twist and make 
sound like CROWBAR, that's fine. 
But if not, then we won't be able to 
use it. But he's really into what 
we're doing a lot. I mean, we've 
known him for years and years. 
He's the logical choice. We 
called him about 
doing it and 
he said 


LT: What are the tour plans looking 
like right now? 

KW: We're doing an American tour 
for about five and a half weeks 
that'll end right before the holidays. 
Then we go to Europe with Pantera 
for January and February and it's 
back to America to tour some more. 

LT: Who's the American tour going 
to be with? 

KW: We will be headlining in clubs, 
this band Overdose and Bile. 

Do you think you 
could ever do some- 
thing other than 
CROWBAR, like a 
normal kind of job ? 


are getting 
Jay Abene that 
used to be in Wrathchild 
America, right? 

LT: The new disc (Broken Glass) is 
already recorded and ready to go, so 
Matt's leaving obviously won't have 
any effect on it. But what about the 
future sound of CROWBAR? 

KW: It won't be any different. I've 

to. He 

down, we 
jammed, with him 
and it went real well. Jay's been into 
it for a long, long time, 15 years, so 
he knows what the whole game is 
about. He's probably a lot more into 
than Matt is at this point. 

KW: One day, but I'm 
just into music; I gotta 
play. I really do like it and 
I always need to have some- 
thing going on. I'd want to do 
something else for sure, the 
business end of it or whatever. I 
mean, this is the only business I 
know really good enough to do. 

LT: You could always sell life 

KW: Nah, I ain't into all of that, 
just music. Realistically, I couldn't 
see myself doing anything else. 

LT: How's the home video coming 

MT: I wish I knew! I've been in 
Oklahoma and I haven't seen it yet. 

MS: We've got you in women's 

MT: Uh-uh. When did ya'll do 

MS: We got you one night when 

you were passed out. 

LT: When will it be ready? 

AH: It'll be ready between now and 
November. We're about 90 percent 
finished with it, and it's some of the 
craziest stuff on earth. It's footage 
that I had from when CROWBAR 
started as the Slugs back in 89, up 
until the present. Basically, it's stuff 
[from myself]. Mike Savoie and 
Steve Joseph, their tour manager. 
We're going through about 40 video 
tapes that are full of crap and taking 
clips off of everything, all in chrono- 
logical order. It's funny as s — t, and 
I think people will dig on it. There's 
definitely a lot of general nudity in it 
and a lot of drinking. It's called 
"Like Broken Video." It'll be all the 
videos that they've done so far. The 
only video that won't be on there is 
Subversion. At the end, there's a 
video for Existence is Punishment, 
which has not been seen before. But 
mostly it's tour footage, drinking, 
asses, farts, everything. It shows 
you a side of the band that you 
would never see. It's hilarious. And 
Todd's naked in it, too. 

MS: All the videos I've ever done, 1 
always look at and say, 'I wish I 
would have done this different or 
that different.' But the home video's 
just incredible. It covers everything. 

LT: How available will it be? 

KW: As available 
We're gonna try to 
everybody can get a 
have it in the fan club 
at every show, then I 
body can get it, no 
country we're even in. 
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Our View 

Weekend loss opens door for 
a rekindled rivalry 

The football team had started off the season with a series of 
wins against teams that stunned a lot of people. Many stu- 
dents, alumni, faculty and friends had little faith in this 
Demon football squad, but hey, they were wrong. 

We've enjoyed the surprise win over Southern and sent thou- 
sands of Jaguar fans home with their tails between their legs. Texas 
A&M Commerce showed up and got the same treatment. We even 
went all the way to potato country and embarrassed the Boise State 
Broncos on their home field. 

But last weekend Northwestern had no such luck. If there was 
a game that would've been great for the Demons to win, it 
would've been against Northeast. 

Demon fans traveled to NLU, armed only with their school 
spirit, "Silly String," and bragging rights. These fans made the per- 
fect picture of what college football should be about. Fans are sup- 
posed to come out and support their team at all cost. While some 
Northeast fans left when their team was behind, NSU fans were 
loyal and refused to give in until the last second, even when the 
scoreboard turned against them. This says a lot about our undying 

"But this potential rivalry with NLU, a university in a 
town so boring that most people refer to it rather sar- 
castically as 'Funroe,' is a golden opportunity for 
Northwestern to get excited about something." 

love for our team, unlike the others, who turned away all too soon in 
shame and defeat. 

There are rumors that poor officiating might have been the 
Achilles Heel for the underdog Demons, but we won't discuss that 
here. What it boils down to is that we, as a school, got so close to 
beating NLU that it hurt. We will not let this defeat discourage or 
torment us, it will only make us stronger. 

But what we have now, besides being ranked No. 19 nationally 
and a 3-1 record, is a chance for our school to renew a rivalry that 
has been overlooked in recent years. There used to be the State Fair 
Game between us and Louisiana Tech, but that died out when Tech 
decided that they were good enough to play in Division I-A. And 
we've seen what has happened to their record since then (not a very 
smart move). 

But this potential rivalry with NLU, a university in a town so 
boring that most people refer to it rather sarcastically as "Funroe," is 
a golden opportunity for Northwestern to get excited about some- 
thing. We should look forward to next year's game with a gleam in 
our eyes and be prepared to stomp a mudhole in NLU. 

With any luck we'll take NLU to the limit with our ongoing 
pride and determination. If we play our cards right the NLU game 
will send us in an uproaring football frenzy, that will keep attentions 
focused on being number one, not only against the Indians, but 
against all of our competition. 

With our our Demon pride we will push on, supporting our 
team, and in turn they will not let us down no matter what the final 
outcome is. For they play football with reverence and great dignity 
keeping our spirits at an all-time high, so we will, we must, show 
them our never ending support. 

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The Gospel of Jeff 

Jeff Burkett 

Welcome to wonderful historic 
Natchitoches. Home of the 
Northwestern State University 
Demons and the famous Christmas 
lights celebration, the setting for the 
famous movie Steel Magnolias, and 
the oldest settlement in the 
Louisiana Purchase. , 

By the way, did we tell you, we 
don't have Mtv? 

"What? No Mtv?" That ques- 
tion has been heard around this cam- 
pus more times than Mayor Joe has 
slapped those "I Love Natchitoches" 
stickers on people. 

This town claims to be sooooo 
old, yet sooooo modem. Sooooo 
why in the hell can't we, the paying 
cable subscribers and everyone else 
who watches the idiot box at least 
thirty seconds a day, get OUR dose 
of Mtv? 

Since I have been pursuing my 
higher education here for many 
years now, and wasted many hours 
grasping the remote searching 
through the UHF and VHF for 
decent programming (which there is 
very little), I decided to go to the 
source of the NO MTV god, and ask 
one simple question. ..Why? 

I strutted into the cable office, 
my monthly bill and my anorexic 
checkbook were tucked firmly 
under my arm, and I thought I 
looked like I meant business. 

After paying an outrageous fee, 
for which I saw absolutely nothing, 
I calmly asked the woman who was 
clearing my account, "Uh...Why is 
there no Mtv?" 

I knew immediately that she 
had heard this question a billion 
times before by the way her eyes 

rolled back, and her greeting smile 
quickly turned into a snarl. 

Quickly she began to recite 
what seemed to be a sentence that 
had been branded on her forehead 
for her to remember for the rest of 
eternity. I didn't hear anything, 
because she was telling it not to me, 
but to her computer. And I knew 
somewhere on the screen which 
showed my account, on the comput- 
er that she was talking to, I got the 

You know, the mark of a trou- 
ble maker. The mark showing I was 
a free thinker in this town. The mark 
of the Mtv asker! ! 

I left as quickly as I had 
entered, I was sweating from the 
confrontation and dropped what was 
left of my bill and quickly ran to the 
safety of my car; all without the 
answer that I had been seeking. 

The only thing I remembered 
from the cable worker's garbled 
speech was that it was spinning in 
my head. It didn't make any sense. 
All I was able to decipher was that 
the old people in town get their 
Depends in a knot whenever Mtv is 
mentioned; and, when it is time to 

add new channels to the lineup, and 
local subscribers are polled about 
what they would like to see increase 
their bill, Mtv is never among the 
"most popular". 

I was confused, cold, and 
stumbling around like a newborn 
college freshman. Why would the 
locals not want Mtv? It brings 
music, fashion, culture, sex, and 
Beavis and Butthead into your 

When I was suffering through 
my youth in Ohio we had Mtv. It 
came into my life in the early 
1980's....YES I SAID THE 80'S. 
And here we are in "nakatrash", six- 
teen years after the debut of this 
wonderful world of music televi- 
sion, and it's still not available. 

I guess since I'm going to be 
outta here soon, I should just let it 
go. Just give up my right for good 
quality television entertainment. Let 
someone else worry about it. 

I'll just go on surfing the big 
40, looking for something to ease 
me into my nightly slumber, and 
staying away from the screaming, 
singing, jumping, twitching church 
lady on local access. 

National Coming Out Day gets recognition from student 

Guest Columnist 

Hank Cannon 

October 1 1 is National Coming 
Out Day. National Coming Out Day 
is the day that groups of gay people 
nationwide make the decision to live 
an open life and let people know 
exactly who and what they are. 

It is supposed to be a time of 
unity when we make it a point to let 
people know who we are. 

This column is not about 
homosexual marriage, gays in the 
military, or any of the political buzz- 
words that are being bandied about 
to throw scores of Americans into a 
fear of how "queerdom" is making 
its hellish drive to destroy the fami- 
ly. That is the purview of political 

This is about an issue that many 
people (especially college students) 
have to face, and they have to face it 

alone by coming out to themselves. 

Being gay or bisexual is neither 
a death sentence nor a symbol of 
some type of deep spiritual corrup- 
tion. It is a different way of loving 
that has been around as long as het- 
erosexuality, and is just as valid. 

I could digress into an argu- 
ment over religious and political 
precepts, but I am not writing this to 
validate the gay/bisexual lifestyle to 
the "straight" world. This is about 
the internal turmoil that exists in 
young gay/bisexual people and the 
love that they need to have for them- 
selves in order to survive in an 
essentially hostile world. 

There is life after realizing that 
you are gay, without classifying 
yourself into a "genre" of homosex- 
uality . 

There is nothing inherently 
feminine about being a gay male, or 
masculine if one is lesbian , despite 
how the majority of homosexuals 
are presented on television and in 

Feminine men are seen as inef- 
fectual people who serve as comic 
relief. Butch lesbians scare hetero- 
sexuals, while feminine ones con- 
jure odd sexual fantasies in hetero- 
sexual men. 

When the thought "am I gay?" 
enters someone's mind, the first 
things they think about are the 
stereotypes. Those stereotypes are 
scary if they are all you know. 

Hell, when my parents found 
out, they swore up and down that I 
had a better wardrobe than my 
mother and sisters combined, that I 
walked with a twitch and a lisp 
when they weren't around, and mas- 
tered the art of walking in heels. For 
those of you who know me, I am 
definitely NOT any of these things; 
and after doing "Something To 
Dance About," last spring, you could 
not pay me to wear women's 


Being gay or bisexual does not 
require a metamorphosis into some- 
thing you're not. You are the same 
person that you have always known, 
except you are realizing something 
new about yourself or you are deal- 
ing with old feelings that were 
repressed and sublimated because of 
a need to fit in. 

At this point in your life, you 
have to ask "how can I fit in with 
others when I cannot even fit in with 
myself?" Personally, I understand 
the need to keep your orientation a 
secret from those around you, 
(although there are some activists 
who would vehemently disagree) 
but you should not be untrue to 

So, on National Coming Out 
Day, if you are gay/bisexual and you 
are comfortable with it, tell someone 
if you want to (choose very careful- 
ly); but to those who are dealing 
with accepting yourself, go to the 
mirror and tell that person, "I am 
gay and I am the same person I 
always was." 


Letters to the Editor 

Grafitti on campus draws 
criticism from tired student 
and janitors alike 

Dear Editor 

It's 9 p.m. Friday, and I'm 
working late in the Sauce office. 
Yeah, I know, what a way to spend 
the weekend. Anyway, I just went 
downstairs to get something, and 
one of the janitorial ladies asked 
me if I could address an issue on 
behalf of the janitors with my fel- 
low students. We all know what 
an agreeable individual I am so, of 
course, I told her I'd would. Here 
it is: 

If you're old enough to attend 
college, then you're old enough to 
practice a little restraint and com- 
mon sense in not writing on every- 
thing than you can possibly take a* 
pen or pencil to. This includes 
bathroom walls, desk tops, table- 
tops, chairs, crippled puppies or 
anything else that may not be fast 
enough to get out of your way. 

In the words of the aforemen- 

tioned janitor, "That's a lot of 
work, scrubbing ink off them ele- 
vator walls!" Granted, she gets 
paid to clean, but let's be reason- 
able-she doesn't get paid to clean 
the grafitti scribbled to hell and 
back by people who can't seem to 
find anything better to do. 

If you want to draw, that's 
great—buy yourself a sketchpad. 
Want to voice your opinion on an 
issue? Lovely. There's a space 
every week for a Letter to the 
Editor right here in the Sauce. 

And by the way, if you are one 
of those people who wrote on 
something and find yourself 
offended by anything contained 
herein-good. I'm tired and don't 

lesa thompson 

Student voices disapproval 
of columnist s comments 
involving premarital sex 

Dear Editor 

I was appalled by an article in 
your September 17, 1996 edition 
by Jeff Burkett, The Gospel of Jeff. 
After reading that article, if I had a 
daughter living in the dorms on 
campus, I would have immediately 
removed her. 

What appalls me is that your 
paper would print an article that 
appears not only to condone the 
conduct, but actually encourages 
the participants to "go out and 
enjoy." Your paper seems to be 
making a mockery out of the sanc- 
tity of marriage when you encour- 
age our children to have sex out of 

If you recall, most wedding 
vows refer to marriage as a "Holy 
Matrimony in sight of God." If 
God considers it to be holy, then I 
believe that he did not intend for it 

to be defiled by adultery either 
before or during marriage. 

I think that it is Jeff's type of 
journalism that helps to contribute 
to the moral delinquency of our 
nation as a whole. If Jeff wants to 
print the gospel. I think that he 
needs to read the gospel of Christ. 

I'm not knocking Jeff's reli 
gious belief. I think that he should 
consider the impact of his writing 
before he prints it. 

Arron D. Lance 

Editors note: The views expresses 
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Current Sauce are not necessarily 
that of the editorial staff. It is not 
our position to censor people's 
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Tuesday, October 8, 1996 

Campus Connections 

College Republicans 

We will hold a meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in room 321 of the Student 
Union. Jimmy Long Jr., a candidate for district judge, will be speak- 
ing. All attending are asked to bring a canned good. 


The skating party with Alpha Omicron Pie, Phi Mu and Tri Sigma will 
be held Oct. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Skating Rink. 

Phi Mu 

Panhellenic skating party will be held on Oct. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at the 
Natchitoches Skating Rink. The faculty breakfast is Thursday from 7- 
10 a.m. If you signed up to work at the Old Courthouse Museum 
Saturday please attend at your assigned time and wear a letter shirt. 
Composites will be taken at the house Thursday and Friday. 

Phi Beta Lambda 

We are accepting new members. To be eligible you must have a 2.0 
and an interest in business. For more information contact Cheryl or Dr. 
Creighton in the business building in room 107A. The next meeting 
will be held in room 102 of the Business building at noon. All attend- 
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Current Sauce 

Page 7 


Demons lose to Northeast, 13-10 

Brian Satan 

Staff reporter 

The Northwestern football 
team lost 13-10 to Northeast La. in a 
game that was stolen from the 
Demons by the officials. 

The Demons played an excel- 
lent 58:47 of the 60 minute game, 
but were denied victory by two calls 
by the officials at the end of the 

The first bad call came on the 
opening play of the game when 
Warren Patterson threw a bomb to 
Pat Palmer who was interfered with 
by the Northeast defender and there 
was no flag on the play. 

The bad calls continued 
throughout the game, but the 
Demons were winning 10-7 due to a 
Patterson 27 yard run and a 22 yard 
field goal by Eric Collins. 

Then disaster struck in the 
form of a zebra showing his stripes. 
With fourth down and a short yard to 
go on the Northeast 28 yard line, 

and 1:07 left in the game with 
Northeast out of time-outs, Coach 
Goodwin elected to go for the first 

The officials had other ideas, 
however, as it appeared that tailback 
Anthony Williams had the first 
down on forward progress on the 
spot. The officiating crew saw this 
differently, and gave the Demons a 
horrible spot and the ball over on 
downs to Northeast. 

Northeast then proceeded to 
drive down to our 10 yard line with 
25 seconds left, and the second hor- 
rific call occurred when Keith 
Thibodeaux and Joe Maranto were 
called for pass interference on what 
should have been a no call by the 

So instead of fourth down and 
goal from the ten, Northeast had it 
first and goal on our two yard line. 
Two plays later, the Demons fate 
was sealed as quarterback Robert 
Philyaw threw a perfect pass to 
Marty Booker for the Northeast 
winning touchdown with 15 seconds 

left in the game. 

Coach Goodwin was crushed 
after the game. "This game is one of 
the toughest losses I have been asso- 
ciated with. It ranks right up there 
with the Hail Mary loss to Northeast 
in 1987," Goodwin said. 

Goodwin was a little irate at 
the officials after the game, but he 
was not second guessing his call to 
go for it on the fourth down. 

"Our defense had been playing 
good all night and I thought that, 
even if we did not get the first down 
,that we would be able to hold 
them," Goodwin added. 

However, missed tackles and 
the officiating did the Demons in as 
they fall to 3-1 on the season. 

The Demons go on the road 
again next week, for their first 
Southland Conference game against 
Nicholls State in Thibodaux. 
Demon fans hope that they will not 
let this loss bother them and will 
bounce back to beat Nicholls for the 
sixth straight time. 

Coach Goodwin reviews strategies with the Demons 

photo by latum Lyles 

Athlete of the Week: Freshman Robert MeCormack 

Philip \Msc 

Staff reporter 

Running with overwhelming 
odds, Robert MeCormack finished 
10th in the cross-country invitation- 
al meet hosted by Northwestern this 
past Saturday. 

MeCormack, freshman from 
Ireland, finished 10th place out of 
73 runners. The freshman was bat- 
tling the flu throughout the meet. 
The course distance equaled five 
grueling miles at the Northwestern 
Recreational Complex, but this was 
not enough to keep the young 
Irishman down. 

"He didn't run quite as well as 
we hoped he would. The flu made it 
hard for him to prepare the week 
before the meet," Leon Johnson, 

Men's Athletic Track Coach said. 

Finishing 10th with a time of 
26 minutes 13 seconds is impressive 
with or without the flu. Through his 
diligence he has earned the All 
Louisiana Cross-country title, 
because of placing within the top 
ten. "Robert is an outstanding young 
man with a lot of desire to be the 
best," Johnson added. 

"I started the race with just the 
plan to finish, but I did better than I 
had expected," MeCormack said. "I 
was very weak with no energy, 
because of my illness. After about 
200 meters I wanted to drop out of 
the race, but I keep pushing ahead, 
MeCormack added. 

A typical training session for 
MeCormack consists running up to 
60 miles a week and training with 
weights to keep him in the best pos- 

sible shape. For the Saturday meet 
he started his training off on last 
Sunday with a 12 mile run, Monday 
was his day off, Tuesday he ran 
eight 1000 meters and he was off, 
due to illness, the rest of the week. 
"I was not prepared for the race, but 
I ran it anyway. I was very surprised 
and please to finish at all much less 
in the tenth spot," MeCormack said. 

Northwestern scholarshiped 19 
year old MeCormack this year for 
his running ability. 

He completed Crescent College 
Comprehensive High School in his 
home town of Limerick Ireland. 
MeCormack has been running for 
seven years in many races all over 
his home area. 

MeCormack has only been in 
the United States for seven weeks, 
when asked how he like the change 

he said," I love it here, the weather is 
great, compared to 45 degrees and 
rainy back home." In the few weeks 
he has been here he has competed in 
three out of the four track meets that 
were held. 

The main focus of MeCormack 
now is a conference that will be held 
in four weeks. "I would like to place 
in the top six of the meet. This meet 
is like the "Super Bowl" of cross- 
country events," MeCormack 
expressed. MeCormack also added, 
"I would like to express my thanks 
to Tim Roses, who helps us train." 

Come rain sleet or the flu 
Robert MeCormack will be running 
for the Demon's cross-country team. 
Look for his performance to 
increase greatly, because he is 
recovering from his illness. 

Volleyball team has a tough 
time on Texas road trip 

Brian Satawa 

Staff reporter 

The Northwestern Lady 
Demon volleyball team had a 
tough week on the road, playing 
three matches on their Texas road 
trip. The first match was in San 
Marcos with Southwest Texas. 
The women played hard but were 
defeated 3-0 in this conference 
matchup. The women then moved 
on to San Antonio to play Texas- 
San Antonio. Again, the women 
played hard but they were denied 
victory by the same 3-0 count. 
The quest for their first confer- 
ence win of the season continued 

in Texas as they played Texas 
Arlington. The women played 
well and even led one game at 
one point by 1 1-0, but mental and 
physical errors again prevented 
the women from securing their 
first conference win as they lost 
by the same 3-0 count. 

After this long road trip and 
one more away game at Northeast 
Louisiana, the women will finally 
have two home games this week 
with Stephen F. Austin on 
Wednesday and Sam Houston on 
Friday. Come out to Prather 
Coliseum on these dates and help 
cheer the women on to two con- 
ference wins. 

Northwestern hosts Cross-County Invitational 

Tim Long 

Staff reporter 

This weekend Northwestern 
hosted the third annual Louisiana 
Collegiate Cross Country champi- 
onships at the Demon Hills Golf 
Course. Teams from USL, Loyola, 
Nicholls, Tulane, Grambling, 
McNeese, Southeastern, 
Louisiana Tech and 
participated in the 


The men's 8000 meters was 
won by Nicholls, and Trevor 
Foolkes of McNeese was the indi- 
vidual winner. Foolkes, who has 

won his last four races, finished 
with a record time of 25:04. 

The Northwestern men fin- 
ished fifth. 

" I could have finished higher, 
had I not been sick the week 
before," said Robert McCormak, 
Northwestern's top 10 runner. 

"Our men have had some 
injuries but were capable of run- 
ning better," Coach Leon Johnson 
said. "I'm sure we will next week." 

The women's 5000 meters 
was won by Tulane with Alison 
Lamberts setting a record time of 
18:25. The Lady Demons finished 
in a tie for second with three top 20 

runners; Molly Magill, Robin 
Myers and Jody Gowdy. 

"I am very pleased. We gave 
all we had," Coach Bridget Cobb 
said. "I know in the future we are 
only going to improve. We are 
right where we want to be." 

The awards presentation was 
held at Iberville Cafeteria. 

"This has been the most com- 
petitive race we've had in three 
years," Johnson said. 

This week both teams travel 
to LSU to compete in another 
meet. Northwestern will hold the 
next conference championships 
November. 5. 

October busy month for Recreational Sports Department 

.Angela Hennigan 

Staff reporter 

October is a busy month for 
Northwestern's Recreational Sports 
Department. From flag football 
play-offs to Homecoming fun runs, 
the calendar is filled. 

Flag Football play-offs are tak- 
ing place this week. The top four 
teams in men's, women's and coed 
are competing for the chance to rep- 
resent Northwestern at the state 
competition in November. "It is so 
exciting to be competing for the 
chance to go to state," Amy 
McHugh, Phi Mu team member 
said. "Our team went to state two 
years ago and we hope we can go 
again this year." 

This Thursday, the intramural 
team badminton tournament will 
take place. The event begins at 3 
p.m. and points will be awarded. 

IM Volleyball season kicks off 
soon and the officials clinic will be 
held Oct. 14-15 at 6:00 p.m. There 
will also be a team captains' meeting 
on that Tuesday at 6 p.m. 

Homecoming week is filled 
with events including the Ghost 
Chase. The chase will begin on 
Chaplin's Lake, where each three 
person team will row one half of a 
mile, bike three miles , and run two 
miles. The first place team will 
receive $75, the second place team 
will get $50, and the third place 
team takes home $25. Each partici- 
pant will get a free tee-shirt. 

One of the most important 
nights for IM is Oct. 16, when the 
IM Department holds its Ninth 
Annual Half-Niter. The Demon 
Varsity Cheerleaders will lead 
everyone in a pep rally, a cook out 
will take place, and a bon-fire will 

also be held for the students. A 
treasure hunt will be held and the 
first team who solves the clues will 
win $125. The first 36 teams to 
show up will be allowed to compete, 
and each team must be coed with 
five members. 

On Saturday morning, the IM 
Department and SPADA will spon- 
sor a Natural High Fun Run. The 
event will begin at 9 a.m. and all 
participants receive a tee-shirt. 
There will be both a one mile and a 
five kilometer race, and it costs $5 
for students and $10 for faculty, staff 
and the public. 

Along with these exciting 
events, the IM department has many 
other events planned for the enter- 
tainment of the students. For more 
information about how to get 
involved in these and other events 
held by the IM department, call 357- 

Northwestern Men's Cross-Country place fifth in invitational 


Rowing Team optimistic about future 

Coming soon to NSU 2-Live-Crew! Look 
here and listen to the "Demon" 91.7 for 
more information 

Carroll DeMas 
Staff reporter 

The NSU rowing team is gear- 
ing up for what head coach Calvin 
Cupp hopes to be the best season 

Cupp has been the head coach 
of the NSU Crew for the past three 
seasons. Cupp has had a very posi- 
tive impact on NSU's teams, with 
more victories in his three years 
here than in the previous five years 
before his arrival. 

One of the reasons Cupp hopes 
for a better season is the increased 
help his team is receiving. Two 
assistant coaches, Todd Keenan and 
Rick Carter, have stepped in to help 
Cupp with the rowing practices. 
Todd Kleinfelter, director of the 
Human Performance Lab is in 
charge of all land training. 

Rowing-wise, the fall semester 
is not as busy as the spring, but 
Cupp has more than enough to do. 
Huge recruiting efforts are in effect 
to try and get more rowers. With 
only 12 experienced teammates 
coming back Cupp appears to have 
his work cut out for him. This is 
nothing new to the NSU Crew, "I've 
never had anyone come to school 
here and already know how to row, 
so basically I've always had to start 

from scratch," Cupp said. 

Along with the recruiting 
efforts Cupp's teams are busy rais- 
ing money. Fundraising efforts 
include two concession stands at the 
football games and selling pro- 
grams. The past years the teams had 
only had one stand, "Because of the 
extra stand and programs our 
income has gone up about 120 per- 
cent," Cupp said. 

That extra money will come in 
handy with all of the traveling the 
teams do and because of the .price of 
the boats. A new four man boat cost 
around $8,600 and a new eight man 
boat costs around $16,000. 

The teams have three away 
races this fall and one home race. 
The home race is a marathon, "We 
are the only place in the world to 
hold a true rowing marathon, 26 
miles long with every type of boat 
invited, even canoes," Cupp said. 
This gives NSU a little publicity. 

This publicity helps expose 
other people in the community to 
rowing which is good for the NSU 
Crew. In this region of the country 
rowing is not as big and the expo- 
sure to the sport is helpful in getting 
people interested. "We have a lot of 
advantages like water and climate, 
but there is not a lot of rowing for 
youth here which is why we don't 
get very experienced rowers at the 

college level," Cupp said. 

This spring the rowing team 
has six away races. The spring 
semester is always better for the 
NSU Crew because of the experi- 
ence gained in the fall semester. The 
team also has a chance to practice 
against other schools in the spring 
when they come here to train. 

Cupp is looking to improve 
from last year. Last year the 
women's four reached the 
Champion Invitational Regatta in 
Massachusetts. This is the level II 
national championship, which is all 
schools that get invited across the 
US except for Ivy League schools. 
"This makes the competition fair," 
Cupp said. 

Cupp is always looking for 
more rowers and he works hard 
every year to try and keep rowers. 
"We improve every year because we 
can keep some rowers who are 
already experienced," Cupp said, 
"I've never had anyone who knew 
what to do." 

Cupp encourages people to try 
out for the team, no one is cut, all 
you have to do is work hard at prac- 
tice and pay your dues. For more 
information contact Calvin Cupp at 
the Intramural Facility room 22. 

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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 15, 

The "Spirit of Northwestern" marching band works to perfect a drill for this Saturday's football game, 
during one of its 2-hour afternoon rehearsals. Photo by Steve Evans 

NSU marching band has grown from 48 to 300 in 14 years; teaches more 
to members than just marching, music and half-time shows 

Ben Scroygs 

Staff reporter 

Music and marching go hand- 
in-hand as the "Spirit of 
Northwestern" Marching band 
experiences the greatest growth 
this University has ever witnessed. 
Three-hundred members comprise 
the marching band, this includes 
the dance line and color guard. 
The horn line is the largest it has 
ever been with well over 100 mem- 
bers marching. 

Bill Brent, Director of the 
Dept. of Creative and Performing 
Arts, remembers his early years 
when the band 14 years ago was 
just a shadow of its massive size 

"When I arrived in 1982, there 
were only 48 members," Brent 

Brent set forth to increase the 
band size and quality by personal- 
ly visiting schools all over 

According to Brent, "building 

the band really was not a chal- 
lenge, it was fun." 

"We had (band) rehearsal 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 
so when Tuesday and Thursday 
came around I visited other 
schools across Louisiana. I would 
wake up early, and be in a school 
like Houma or Thibodeaux at eight 
o'clock, and wouldn't get home 
again until nine that night." he 

This helped membership 
rocket to 80 people by the first 
State Fair game and 100 musicians 
had joined by the end of that first 
football season. 

Much of the success for 
growth Brent attributes to former 
Northwestern President Robert 
Alost and current administration. 

"During the first couple of 
years Alost came up to me and 
said, 'What would it take to get 50 
more members in the band?'" 
Brent stated. 

The estimates Brent gave 
Alost were approved. New band 
instruments not only increased the 

quantity of people in the band, but 
also quality. 

A few more years passed and 
Alost returned to Brent with the 
same situation as before. New 
administration under President 
Randall Webb has given the band 
greater exposure with a new addi- 
tion of photographs featuring each 
section of the band in the home- 
coming program. 

As Director of Bands, Brent 
has had his hands full working 
with music and the different bands. 

The marching band marches 
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 
Wednesday, and Friday and it 
might take 80 hours a week just to 
chart a marching show to be per- 
formed within a week or two. 

This doesn't even include the 
hours Brent spends developing 
larger and better concert and sym- 
phony bands, and the jazz ensem- 

Some say the band has grown 
so quickly because of the school 
support, more money, or more 
friends have joined, but the real 

reason behind the bands growth is 
the deep individual concern Bill 
Brent expresses for each and every 
student's success in life which will 
affect their goals they have written 
down for the future. 
J Brent addresses the band from 
time to time about goals, where 
you are in life, where you want to 
be, and how you are going to get 

"People wait in China 20 
years to get crowded apartments 
and they really live on the street in 
thatched huts with one bathroom 
for the entire block," Brent said. 

"You see all the things that 
we have and then you see kids who 
come pay their money and decid- 
ed they'd can't get up for their nine 
o'clock class. I just felt like I 
needed to say something. Life is 
too short. We have no guarantees. 

"I feel like God has given us 
this time to be what it we're sup- 
posed to be. It seems such a shame 
that such potential in every student 
should be wasted." Brent said. 

1996 Homecoming Week 
filled with activities for 
students and alumni 

Stacev Michaels 

Staff reporter 

"Let's Wrap This Thing Up" is 
the theme of Homecoming Week 
1996. Many activities have been 
planned for the students' enjoyment 
as well as to encourage school spir- 

Although elections for the 
Homecoming Court were held two 
weeks ago, plans for Homecoming 
week began at the beginning of the 
semester. David Deggs, SAB parlia-. 
mentarian, and Francina 
Hollingsworth, SGA special events 
committee head, are responsible for 
the success of Homecoming week. 

"Typically Homecoming is a 
big success," Deggs said. "Events 
such as Homecoming Hunnie and 
the Parade are always highlights. 

Homecoming Activities begin 
the week of Oct. 14. SAB is spon- 
soring the majority of the activities 
with individual events sponsored by 
the Leisure Activities and 
Recreational Sports Department, 
Order of Omega, and SGA. 

Monday, the Lip Sync Contest 
and the Mr. Homecoming Hunnie 
Contest were held. Cash prizes were 
awarded to the winners. 

The SGA will sponsor a stu- 
dent reception for the Homecoming 
Court in the President's Room of the 
Student Union at 1 1 a.m. on 
Tuesday. All students are invited to 

Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m. SAB will have a M-4 Motion 
Simulator in front of the Student 

Starting at 8 p.m., the Leisure 
Activities and Recreational Sports 
Department will host its annual IM 

Vic the Demon, the 1996 
Homecoming Court and members 
of SAB will paint cars Friday from 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the 
Student Union. 

At 7 p.m. a pre-pep rally party 
will be held in the Alley. There will 
be a DJ, cotton candy, and door 
prizes compliments of Admissions, 
Alumni Affairs, the University 
Bookstore, and SAB. At 10 p.m. 
Order of Omegli will sponsor a pep 

Purple Pizazz will be featured. 

The Demons will play Sam 
Houston State at 2 p.m. Saturday in 
Turpin Stadium. 

The 1996 Homecoming Court 
will be presented at half-time along 
with inductions to the Long Purple 
Line and the "N" Club Hall of 
Fame. Outstanding teachers and the 
class of 1946 will also be honored. 

Alyson Courtney, homecoming 
maid, is extremely excited about the 
events planned for the week. 

"I will be at all of the SAB 
Homecoming Activities," Courtney 
said. "I'm very excited about every- 
thing planned for the Homecoming 
Court and all of the students. The 
entire week will be a blast." 

Kimberly Parker, homecoming 
queen, was overwhelmed at being 
elected Queen. She has made plans 
to participate in Homecoming week. 

"I always participate in the 
SAB Homecoming activities," 
Parker said. "They have so many fun 
events scheduled that being on 
Court will just make them that much 
more fun." 

Parker is a junior pre-pharmacy 
major. She is a member of Phi Mu 
Fraternity, secretary of the National 
Order of Omega, member of the 
Purple Jackets and Catholic Student 
Organization. Members of the 
Homecoming Court are as follows: 
Jennifer Aby, Susan Bramlett, 
Shannon Brown, Alyson Courtney, 
Amy Crews, Martha Hooper, 
Melissa Morgan, Angela Stills and 
Theresa Yousey. 

Aby is a senior elementary edu- 
cation major. She is a Dean's List 
student and has been captain of the 
Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line for the 
last two years. She is a member of 
Phi Mu Fraternity, Purple Jackets 
and Kappa Delta Pi. 

Bramlett is a member of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority, NSU 
Batgirls and was a freshman con- 
nector last summer. She is a junior 
accounting major. 

Brown is a junior elementary 
education major. She is a member 
of Phi Mu Fraternity, Kappa Delta 
Pi and Purple Jackets. 

see Homecoming, page 2 


Greek block party tentatively 
scheduled for Nov. 16 

Low-voter turnout in African-American population shows in previous elections 



Staff reporter 

In order to promote Greek 
unity and intramural sports on cam- 
Pus, Northwestern's Interfraternity 
Council will soon sponsor a block 
Party and I.M. football all-star 

The party and game will be 
leld at the practice field where the 
'ailgate parties have been held and is 
tentatively scheduled for Nov. 16 
'tefore the Demons host McNeese. 

The I.M. football all-star game 
iUl be divided into a men's game 
a women's game. The teams 
*ill be made up when every Greek 
Or ganization nominates AP players, 
^cording to Joel Deutser, IFC Vice 
Resident. The teams will be mixed, 
J^ade up of various fraternity mem- 
Nrs playing other fraternity mem- 
bers and various sorority members 
Playing other sorority members. 

The all-star game will also 
'nvolve a 40 yard dash, a competi- 
l, on for fastest man and woman, and 

a football throw.'The purpose for 
the game is to promote the best 
Greek athletes we have in football 
and give them a little exposure on 
campus." Deutser said. 

A band or possibly a D.J. will 
be at the block party. Food and drink 
will also be served, but no alcohol 
because, according to Deutser. IFC 
must go by the most strict alcohol 
policy of any organization partici- 
pating. This is to ensure that no one 
is liable for problems associated 
with alcohol. 

The party is being held to give 
Greeks a chance to meet other 
Greeks and to promote unity among 
them. "We don't do enough togeth- 
er, we ought to do more." Deutser 
said, referring to fraternity and 
sorority members. 

The first annual IFC Block 
Party/Greek Classic All-Star Game 
will cost anywhere from S200-$400 
to put on and was created totally by 
Deutser, who has been working on 
the project, in principle, for about a 

Nakia Bodley 
Staff reporter 

In 1992, the year of the last 
Presidential election, it is estimated 
that over 21.8 million African- 
Americans, age 1 8-20, were eligible 
to vote. 

Out of these people 63.9 per- 
cent were registered to vote, howev- 
er, only 54 percent voted. 

Low voter turn-out has been a 
main concern in the black communi- 
ty for several years. 

The most common motives in 
people not exercising their rights 
centers around time, little knowl- 
edge about the issues that are going 
on, and reason to believe their vote 
will make no difference. Several 
people contend that they choose not 
to vote because the political issues 
are well beyond their understanding. 

"I don't understand what can- 
didates are talking about," Brushie 
Edwards, sophomore, said "I would 
probably pick the wrong person." 

Other students feel that 
African-Americans don't vote 

because they are not aware of the 
significance their vote has. 

Many of these people don't feel 
a need to be concerned with the 
issues because they don't see how it 

issues happening around them. 

"They don't take the time to 
pay attention to what is going on and 
watch the news," Rouchelle Gage, a 
senior said "They probably just 

"I really don't have the time to 
vote. I think that my vote might 
not matter." 

-Jermaine Jones 

will directly effect them. 

"Many people don't vote 
because they are not aware of the 
importance of voting," Tanesha 
Marchand, a junior education major, 
stated "Some of them don't even 
know how to vote." 

Many students agree with 

They recognize that black peo- 
ple may not only be ignorant on the 
actual voting process, but their ten- 
dency to not vote is a direct result of 
them not being in tune with the 

aren't concerned but they should." 

Young African-Americans 
declare that they choose not to vote 
because the fail to see the impor- 
tance of many issues on the ballots. 

"I vote in big elections like for 
governor and president," Tamara 
Nora, junior political science major 
said "I don't care about things like 
city clerk and district judge." 

Nora goes on to -explain that 
these jobs are important but their is 
a lack of knowledge about the can- 
didates running for that particular 


The main concern with most 
people seems to be time and a feel- 
ing of not being heard by the gov- 

"I really don't have the time to 
vote," Jermaine Jones, an NSU stu- 
dent, commented "I think that my 
vote might not matter. Whatever or 
whoever you vote for may still not 
change a thing." 

In an informal poll taken at 
Northwestern of registered African- 
American voters, an average of 71.4 
percent actually do vote, an increase 
of 7.5 percent compared to the 
national average, and 28.6 percent 
don't vote. 

Many African-Americans do 
realize that voting is a right and they 
must exercise it. 

"I vote to exercise my right so 
that I may be able to choose the best 
candidate," Tara Lewis, junior, said 
"There are people who fought for 
me to have this right and I feel as an 
African-American it's my duty to 
make sure that their fight wasn't in 


The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 15, 1996 



Campus Briefs 

Presidential Debates 

The second debate between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole will appear on 
national television Wednesday. The program will be aired in Studio A of 
Kyser Hall with a brief introduction at 7:30 p.m. Following the debates 
will be a question and answer session sponsored by the Senior 
Colloquium Class of Louisiana Scholars' College. 

Red Ribbon Week 

Red Ribbon Week, a drug and alcohol free celebration, will begin at 9 
a.m. on Saturday with a 5K and one-mile fun run. That afternoon mem- 
bers of the Natchitoches Lions Club will distribute red ribbons at the 
entrance to Turpin Stadium. On Monday non-alcoholic drinks or 
"Mocktails" will be served before the showing of a movie in the Student 
Union. Guest comedian Wendi Fox will appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 
Ballroom of the Student Union to share her thoughts and experiences on 
being raised in an alcoholic environment, at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 students 
will hear from Substance Abuse Coordinator Jennifer Maggio and Leigh 
Ann Bell, director of the NSU infirmary, on sexually transmitted dis- 
eases and alcohol abuse. 

New policy for registration 

All early registered students are now required to sign and return a 
"Certification of Intent" form to the Registrar's Office to prevent can- 
cellation of classes for the Spring 1997 semester. If this form is not 
signed and returned, the student's classes will be dropped and he or she 
will have to re-register during regular registration in January 1997. Once 
the form is signed, the student is required to pay all fees associated with 
registration. Students will receive the form in the mail after early regis- 
tration ends. 

Free practice LSAT exam 

Northwestern 's Pre-Law Club and Kaplan Educational Center will spon- 
sor a free practice LSAT exam from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in room 
301 of Kyser Hall. The practice exam will give students an opportunity 
to better prepare for the LSAT which is a requirement for admission to 
law school. Reservations are required for the practice exam. To sign up, 
call 1-800-KAP-TEST (527-8378) before Oct. 23. 

Tennis courts open late 

At the request of Dr. Randall Webb, the lights at the Tennis Courts will 
be turned on every Tuesday and Thursday evening from now until the 
end of the semester. The lights will be turned off at 10 p.m. on these 
two nights. 


con't from page 1 

Courtney is a junior broadcast 
journalism major and member of 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She 
is an SGA senator-at-large and sec- 
retary for the Society for 
Professional Journalists. 

Crews is a junior elementary 
education major and member of 
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and 
Purple Jackets. She is also a junior 
SGA senator, Dean's List student 
and member of Kappa Alpha's Rose 

Hooper is president of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority. She is also a 
member of the Purple Jackets, 

Order cf Omega and the Catholic 
Student Organization. 

Morgan is a senior math educa- 
tion major and Dean's List student 
maintaining a 4.0 average. She is 
captain of the NSU Yell Leaders and 
member of Phi Mu Fraternity, 
Purple Jackets and Phi Kappa Phi. 

Stills is a senior psychology 
major. She is president of Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dean's 
List student and member of the 
Symphony Orchestra. She is also a 
member of Psi Chi. 

Yousey is a member of Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority, NSU 
Batgirls and Purple Jackets. She is 
a junior physics and math major and 
Dean's List student. 

Saturday's Homecoming events to 
include first ever Basketball Pancake 
Breakfast for sports enthusiasts 

Philip W ise 

Leisure Activities 
9th Annual.Ghost Chase 


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3 Person Teams 

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For more info. ~ 357-5461 

Staff reporter 

Homecoming day is full of 
events for all sports enthusiast. 
Starting the day at 7:45 a.m. at 
Prather Coliseum Northwestern 
Athletic Director Greg Burke is 
planning the first ever Basketball 
Pancake Breakfast to be held to 
show support of the basketball 

Along with pancakes, juice and 
coffee, there will be the excitement 
of watching the Lady Demons and 
the Demons play "hoops" in a 8 and 
9 a.m. scrimmage. Northwestern 
Athletic Association will supply the 
morning meal while it last. 
Preseason for both teams began on 
Tuesday so it will make for a good 

"We're excited about our bas- 
ketball programs and want to give 
our supporters this opportunity to 
get a first look at our teams," Burke 
said. "We have many new players 
and we're all anxious to see what 
they can do." 

The breakfast will begin a 
series of homecoming athletic 
events for the day. The Graduate 'N' 
Club letterwinners' association will 
hold its annual Hall of Fame 

Induction's after the breakfast at 10 
a.m. in the Purple and White Room 
of the Athletic Fieldhouse. 

Bring out your ice chest and 
your barbecue pits, because at 11 
a.m. the fun will begin with the 
Demon Tailgating Party outside the 
Athletic Fieldhouse on the practice 
football field just in the back of 
Turpin Stadium. Live music, con- 
cessions and friends abound will be 
the center of entertainment. 

The twelve prime tailgating 
locations may still be reserved, with 
no charge, on a first-come, first 
serve basis, by calling the athletic 
department at 357-525 1 , Burke said. 

The main event for the day is 
the 2 p.m. football game between 
the Demons and long time rivals 
Sam Houston State, this should 
make for an exciting game. All 
Northwestern alumni are eligible for 
a ticket discount, general admission 
tickets are priced at five dollars 
instead of eight until 11 a.m. on 
game day. Tickets are available at 
the NSU ticket office from 8-4:30 
during the week and from 9-11 on 
Saturday at the Athletic Fieldhouse. 

Come early and plan to have a 
good time the entire day of the 19th 
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'The Taming of the Shrew" entertaining despite "hoopla and sensory overload" 

Melanie Romero behind you, in front of your face, This aspect added to the charm Daigle, playing the drunk warped ideas on how to tame his gestures; Bo Allen for his convinc- 

Staff reportei 

Busy, noisy, and rambunctious. 

These are word that come to 
mind when describing the NSU 
Theater's opening night of William 
Shakespeare's "The Taming of the 

Incredible pains were taken in 
making sure the play contained a 
"knock about" quality, which it did, 
but maybe it had too much. 

The production took place on 
the main stage, but a thrust stage 
was incorporated by including the 
set, plus all the seating on the main 

This made for a quaint, little, 
intimate space that was all wrong for 
a show of this caliber. The space 
was too crowded, too cramped. 

The play created a surrounding 
where people are around you, 

behind you, in front of your face 
and talking in your ear all while you 
are trying to concentrate on the 
action taking place center stage. 

The idea of surrounding the 
audience with the show is a good 
one, but not in that small of a space. 
Instead of generating intimacy, it 
generates claustrophobia! 

It seemed like at all times, too 
many people were on the stage, and 
that made it difficult to figure out 
what was going on. Someone 
always seemed to be standing in 
your way blocking the action. 

There's a conflict of interest 
nestled in the play between a big- 
casted "knock about" show and an 
intimate, small-staged play. Both 
were incorporated although only 
one needed to be used. 

A "jug band" added to the 
rowdy atmosphere with its sound 

This aspect added to the charm 
of the script, but the clamor of all the 
"instruments," namely bells, cans, 
people whistling, and slapping their 
hands together in various rhythms, 
during scene changes, didn't . This 
accomplished only more sensory 

After stripping away all the 
excess clamor, what is left is the 
actors themselves? It's hard to real- 
ly discuss them without the hoopla. 

Renae Pullen, portraying Lady 
Jenny, a gentlewoman who is a bit of 
a prankster, does a terrific job of 
grabbing the audiences attention in 
the opening scene. 

She has a way of demanding 
your attention, and then rewards you 
for obeying. Pullen focuses the 
show on plot and gives it the direc- 
tion needed to carry on for its dura- 

Pullen's interaction with Brett 

Daigle, playing the drunk 
Christopher Sly, and Patrick 
Thomassie, playing Barthomew 
(who spends most of the show 
dressed as a woman), creates an 
interesting side plot to the "taming" 
of a prank orchestrated by Lady 
Jenny to convince Daigle he is a 
noblemanand Thomassie ishis wife. 

These characters then watch a 
play, "The Taming of the Shrew," put 
on by a traveling troupe of actors. 
Not only does this side plot goes on 
for the duration of the show, but the 
actors held their character through- 
out intermission, ad-libbing funny 
scenes, and interesting predica- 

P.J. Davis, playing Katherine, 
the "shrew," and Tony Arieux, play- 
ing Petruchio, the "tamer," create a 
balance between bruteness and 
hatred with wit and charm. 

Arieux, with his character's 

Try New Orleans' House of Shock for a Halloween road trip you won't 
forget; What began as a small haunted house is now over 14,000 feet of 
blood, gore, violence and death 

lesa thompson 

Staff reporter 

How much fear can you feel? 
How much absolute terror can you 
have jammed down your throat 
before you fall on your knees and 
beg for mercy? 

If you haven't been to the 
House of Shock, then you don't 
know. But you can make the road- 
trip to New Orleans and find out. 

The House of Shock got started 
back in 1993 when a small group of 
friends got together and decided to 
put real terror back into Halloween. 
They channeled all of their dark cre- 
ative energy into a haunted house in 
someone's back yard and over the 
last four years, that small back yard 
effort has grown into over 14,000 
square feet of pure blood and guts 

According to Ross Karpelman, 
one of the founding members, 
Shock was started by a group of hor- 
ror movie buffs who were into the 
gorier films like Evil Dead and The 
Exorcist, rather than the more docile 
films like Dracula and 

These influences are evident 
throughout the House of Shock, 
where all the props are as authentic 
as possible and great attention is 
paid to details. 

My interview with Karpelman 
and Steve Konos, another founding 
member, should help remove any 
wonder you may have as to why 
Shock's approximately 200 crew 
members are known as the "Kings 
(and Queens!) of Horror." 

It: Why did you guys feel a need to 
put together the House of Shock? 

RK: Halloween is our favorite time 
of year and we'd go to all these dif- 
ferent haunted houses and laugh. 
The Mummy and Frankenstein just 
aren't scary anymore. We wanted to 
come out with something that was 

going to be a bit more intense, 
something that's going to relate 
more to what's scary to us, and I 
think we do that well. 

It: What can people expect to see at 

good time. We still have a good 
time, but now we have other things 
to worry about like permits and 

SK: But we have a good time in 
between worrying. 

Eihwaz, harvester of the dead, is one of the "treats" that 
people can look forward to seeing in this year's House of 
Shock photo by lesa thompson 

RK: Blood, gore, violence and 

It: How hard is it to get such a huge 
project together every year? 

RK: When it first got started, it 
wasn't that big of a deal because it 
was just in a back yard. But now it's 
grown out of back yards and the 
whole thing has just escalated into 
something that's over 14,000 square 
feet. There's a lot more worries now 
that weren't here before when we 
could just concentrate on h.iving a 

RK: The payoff comes once you've 
got the make-up on. That's what 
makes it all worth it. We have a 
good time and enjoy ourselves doing 
what we do best. 

It: Take me on a tour of Shock. 
What kind of rooms will people find 
in it? 

RK: It's more like areas than 
rooms. There's the deranged room, 
the mausoleum, the church, swamp 
area, the psycho ward, graveyard, 
strobe room, the river of blood, and 

various other areas here and there. 

It: What makes Shock different than 
any other haunted house? 

SK: You start out in the Gathering 
room being abused, degraded, and 

RK: We go into areas that other 
haunted houses wouldn't even 
touch. We pay a lot of attention to 
detail. We have way bigger props, 
two story buildings, and stuff like 
that. Our church is 16 feet high. 
The House of Shock is definitely 
something to behold. We're not a 
bunch of school kids doing this for 
credit. We're a group of friends who 
are totally into horror. We do this 
for ourselves and for that reason 
alone, we take it to heart. We take 
this seriously. People will notice 
that and see that we really mean it. 

It: Shock is like the Disneyland of 
death and destruction. Who are 
some of its cast members? 

SK: The Evangelist is the guardian 
and gatekeeper. He's the minister of 
death and author of pain. He greets 
you at the entrance as your guide, 
savior and friend, but subconscious- 
ly, he prays for the death and torture 
of all those who enter. 

Lord Belial is the ancient Druid 
of the Apocalypse. His sole purpose 
is to destroy all living creatures. As 
you enter his church of final judg- 
ment, abandon all hope and witness 
altars gownd in flesh and blood. 

Eihwaz is the Harvester of the 
Dead. He feeds on the stagnant 
remains of untampered graves. To 
him, Death is the great indulgence. 

If you need to get more infor- 
mation on the House of Shock, you 
can either call them at (504) 734- 
SHOCK or visit their website at 
The House of Shock will be open 
Oct. 18-20, and 25-31 from 8 p.m. - 
• until. Tickets are $5. 

warped ideas on how to tame his 
wife and his driving greed for 
money never really convinces the 
audience he is a "bad guy." 

He holds on to his impeccable 
charm even while he is braying at 
his servants over burnt meat. You 
hate him and you love him all at the 
same time. 

Similarly, Davis manages to 
keep her likability in the midst of a 
tantrum in the town square. She 
holds her audience, charming them 
while she throws swings. 

She creates a character that the 
audience can sympathize with. The 
interaction between the two of them 
creates a connection that holds 
together from the violent courting 
scene all the way to their shared kiss 
of pure love. That takes talent. 

Honorable mentions go to Jay 
Defelice for his incredible play with 
space, facial expressions, and body 

gestures; Bo Allen for his convinc- 
ing and comical drunk; Guy Davis 
and Alex Peevy for their hilarious 
facial expressions for the duration of 
the show; and Henry Layton for his 
acrobatic placement of the stool dur- 
ing the scene changes. 

Other principle cast members 
include Brad Burton as Lucentio, 
Gregory Romero as Tranio, Aimee 
Lasseigne as Marian, Christopher 
Foster as Baptista Minola, Brandon 
Mitchell as Gremio, Ryan Butler as 
Hortensio, and Heather Child as 

Overall, the production was a 
mediocre one. It had its points of 
wonderful entertainment, but also 
had points of sensory overload. 

Nothing was bad, but the show 
would have been vastly improved if 
the cast had been smaller, the stage 
area larger, the noise lower, or a 
combination of all of the above. 

Mighty Ducks 3 gets good marks 
from Sauce reviewer; original 
characters return to big screen 

Benjamin Scroggs 
Staff reporter 

The new comedy sequel,' 
Mighty Ducks 3, begins where its 
predecessors left off: hilarious 
hijinxs, plenty of fun and what else 

If you have never seen a 
Mighty Duck movie before then 
you'll be happy to know that you 
won't be lost trying to jump in and 
see the third one before the first two. 
It's a relief to the know the original 
characters from the other two 
movies return to the big screen. It 
just wouldn't be the same without 

The nationally acclaimed 
Might Ducks, who have shocked the 
nation with their win over the 
Iceland Hockey team for the world 
title, have now been granted full 
Scholarships to Eden Hall Academy, 
a prestigious school with a long his- 
tory of "honor" and "tradition." 

Coach Bombay (Emilio 
Estevez) coach for the Mighty 
Ducks in the past, has left for the 
pros and the ducks face new chal- 
lenges: a new coach, and — 
Growing up on and off the ice. 

Under a new coach the Ducks 
begin to learn what growing up is all 

about, good and bad. They are torn 
between their new role as the Eden 
Hall junior varsity team, and leaving 
behind the memory of who they 
used to be. The varsity hock- 
ey team bears a grudge against new- 
comers and turmoil ensues, putting 
team against team on the ice, and in 
school. One prank after another 
throws the two teams face to face in 
fierce competition in practical jokes 
and hockey. 

After being stripped of team 
captain responsibilities, Charlie 
revolts, quits the team, leaves 
school, and does a lot of growing up 
with advice from an old friend along 
the way. You will even see a new 
love interest arise in the first few 
minutes of the movie leaving 
Charlie dazzled by what seems to be 
the perfect girl of his dreams. The 
only problem is she isn't interested 
in jocks, not the snobby kind at 
Eden Hall anyway. 

Charlie, has one quest upon 
another on his way to becoming an 
adult. It has been said that it doesn't 
matter where you are but how far 
you have come. If this were to be 
true, then the Mighty Ducks have 
come a long way and they will take 
you on a ride laughing the whole 

Coming to NSU 

2 Live Crew 

This Friday at noon listen to the notorious trio on 91.7 KNWD followed 
immediately by an autograph signing in The Alley. 
This is your opportunity to get any of your 2 Live Crew merchandise 

Brought to you by your campus radio station, KNWD! 
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NSU and its ominous lack of tradition 

Homecoming is here. 

Northwestern students have an excuse to spend the week party- 
ing (as if we need an excuse) and celebrating their rich NSU heritage. 

We also get the chance to see what our alumni are doing with 
their lives. Did they actually find someone to settle down with and 
raise a family? Were they able to find a job with their Northwestern 
degree? Are they happy? Are they successful? 

Will we be able to find the same success they did? 

Now, "excellence is our minimum standard." What was the stan- 
dard 30 years ago? We know our alumni suffered through midterms, 
finals and all-niters- but they had NSU traditions to look forward to. 

Other schools have old football rivalries, like the old NSU-TECH 

"Example is the key to all tradition, for without example 
there will be no one to follow. We need to find an event 
that we can all rally around. If we do not lead, of course, 
there can be no tradition for us or or future Demons." 

state fair game, where college students would flock to Shreveport to see 
for themselves, who that year's champion would be. 

Girls would wring their hands for weeks waiting to be asked to the 
state fair game, because if they didn't have one, they weren't "groovy." 
And your date never forgot to buy you a state fair corsage. 

Today, NSU lacks that tradition. 

The State Fair game was discontinued several years ago when Tech 
decided to move into another division, and Northwestern never got 
around to establishing another "tradition." 

Tradition is the basis on which schools such as Texas A&M, Notre 
Dame, and others stand on. The truth is that most colleges and univer- 
sities have a traditional background. Northwestern doesn't. 

In fact, most NSU students don't know the meaning of tradition. 

Texas A&M has its entire structure based on tradition. When you 
ask an Aggie why he does something, it is usually because of tradition. 
There is a 10-story bon fire every year without fail, rain or shine. There 
is a great rivalry between UT and A&M where fights frequently break 
out after a humiliating lose. 

Sure, you may say we're not as big as A&M. That's not the point, 
NSU students have a big enough problem going to a pep rally or join- 
ing an organization because they are too preoccupied to show some sup- 
port for their school. 

If you are not proud of this school, then why did you chose it? 

The only tradition that NSU has right now is the empty parking lots 
on the weekends. 

Webster's has put it in the simplest but truest, heart-felt terms. 
Tradition "the process of handing down information, opinions, beliefs, 
and customs by word of mouth or by example." 

Example, this is the key to all tradition, for without example there 
will be no one to follow. We need to find an event that we can all rally 
around. If we do not lead, of course there can be no tradition for us or 
future Demons. 

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Guest Columnist 

Jeremy Ekberg 

Music Television in 
Natchitoches? Unheard of, Why? 
Who the hell knows. 

When I called TCA Cable, the 
one and only cable TV company in 
Natchitoches, they couldn't even 
give me a straight answer. I spoke to 
the owner, a man named Sam 
Holland, who claims that the reason 
MTV is unavailable is that "VH-1 
was the popular choice..." when a 
survey was given by the company in 

He also told me that in order to 
get MTV the company would ha've 
to get rid of one of the channels it 
currently offers. I don't claim to be 
a genius in the area of cable televi- 
sion, but when you turn on your 
cable box in your home you can put 
on channel 99, for example, and you 
will see nothing but a blank screen. 

Why can't one of those blank 
channels carry MTV? Not only that 
but the survey they gave is a decade 
old. Maybe it is time to give another 

The reasons Mr. Holland gave 
me aren't good reasons. Besides 
that, they are a little suspicious, 
because when I went to the TCA 
cable office to pay my overpriced 
bill a couple of months ago, I made 
an inquiry about MTV. The woman 
who happily took my money told 
me that the reason MTV is unavail- 
able is because, simply enough, the 
owner doesn't like it. 

Pretty audacious, isn't it? 

When I confronted Mr. Holland 
about this, he demanded to know the 
name of his employee who told me 
that. Of course I didn't know, and 
the conversation ended. 

Music Television is a quality 
cable network. It is not only enter- 
taining for those of us who love 
music, but it is very informative, 
especially for people of high school 
and college ages. It has its own news 
programs, like MTV News and The 
Week in Rock as well as running 
news specials from time to time. 

I have seen news programs on 

MTV about AIDS, drinking and dri- 
ving, and safe sex. This is stuff col- 
lege students need to know! 

So why can't we get it? Is it 
because we live in a small town in 
rural Louisiana? Is MTV really that 
offensive? Perhaps both, but I must 
say that it's not near as bad as any- 
thing you can see on HBO or 
Cinemax, both of which are offered 
by TCA. 

My suggestion to the citizens 
of Natchitoches and the students of 
Northwestern is to call the company, 
like I did, and ask for MTV. If that 
doesn't work demand that another 
survey be taken, or ask to see the 
results of the 1986 survey. There is 
only one cable TV company in 
Natchitoches, so we don't have 
many other choices. 

Although I haven't taken a sur- 
vey myself, most of the students I 
have talked to about MTV would 
love to have it on their cable service. 
In fact, one of my fraternity brothers 
likes it so much, he records shows 
from MTV every time he goes home 
so that he can watch them here. 

So if we all like it so much, 
why can't we get it? In my opinion, 
it all boils down to prior restraint, 
better known as censorship. 

According to Bruce Bryant, a 
Shreveport attorney who also teach- 
es a media law course' at NSU every 

Tuesday night, censorship is now 
more tolerated than ever. Tolerated 
by us, the students and student jour- 

Censorship, according to the 
late Supreme Court Justice Oliver 
Wendall Holmes should only be tol- 
erated when "the words used. ..cre- 
ate a clear and present danger that 
they will bring about the substantive 
evils that Congress has a right to 
prevent." (1) 

Does MTV "create a clear and 
present danger" or bring about "sub- 
stantive evils"? I seriously doubt it, 
however, I think that there are some 
in Natchitoches that do think so. 

I have also come to the conclu- 
sion that one of two things is hap- 
pening here. Either Mr. Holland has 
legitimate reasons for not bringing 
MTV to Natchitoches, in which case 
we need to express our desire for it, 
or that is simply bullsh** and MTV 
is being held from us, which is cen- 
sorship. In the latter case, we also 
need to express ourselves. 

Censorship is being tolerated 
now more than ever. Why, I do not 
know, but it needs to stop. If they 
can tell us what we can and can't 
watch on television, they can tell us 

(1) Schenck v. U.S., 249 U.S. 
47 (1919). 

Letters to the Editor 

Smoker takes offense to new smoking situation in Roy Hall 

Dear editor, 

I couldn't let the article in the 
Current Sauce lay to rest. I tried, I 
really did, but only to be fair, I think 
we should hear a smoker's view on 
the situation. 

First of all, the unsightly ciga- 
rette butts on the ground are mostly 
from students and non-workers in 
Roy Hall. As they approach the 
building, they just "thump" their 
cigarettes on the ground. In case no 
one has noticed, there are two ash- 
trays at the side entrance of Roy 
Hall which were always full and 
were previously used by the smok- 
ers of Roy Hall. Personally, I do not 

toss cigarette butts on the grounds 
And I refuse to pick them up for 
anyone else. 

We are appreciative that Mr. 
Winston has given us another area in 
which to smoke, although it is very 
hot there until after 1 p.m., so I usu- 
ally smoke in my van in the parking 
lot in the morning. That is, until 
complaints from the person I park 
beside will put a stop to that as well. 

Try as you may, until they stop 
selling them, you will have smokers. 
Smokers are people just like every- 
one else. Yes, it is a bad habit, but 
one that I enjoy. Just as some peo- 
ple feel hey must always have 

dessert after a meal, or make that 
same 10 a.m. trip each morning to 
the candy or Coke machine, or have 
a cup of coffee on their desk when 
they first arrive to work. 

I don't smoke at my desk and 
never have. That is abusive to stu- 
dents or faculty with whom we must 
work with each day. But how I 
spend my two breaks each day, be it 
with a cup of coffee, a candy bar, 
Coke or a cigarette should be my 
decision. And I apologize to all of 
the non-smokers who have had to 
walk through a cloud of smoke for 
1 2 years. I am truly sorry. 

Discrimination works in many 

different ways. We should be care- 
ful that all people's rights are pro- 

All of us at Northwestern are 
here for the same reason. We love 
NSU and want only the best for our 
faculty, staff, students and our beau- 
tiful campus. And we need to all 
work together to make this the best 
University it can be. 

When we lose sights of our 
goals and purpose for being here, 
our good intentions could very well 
go up in smoke! 

Janine Waters 

Student disagrees with previous 
letter to the editor 

Greek member takes a stand on negative 
stereotyping of Greek system on campus 

Dear Editor, 

This is a reply to Arron D. 
Lance, which had the title 'Student 
voices Disaproval of premarital 

First of all, Jeff Burkett writes 
things that some people will dis- 
agree with, I sometimes do too, but 
never have I complained, not even if 
it was an attack on my personal 
character. Why? 

Simply because it doesn't mat- 
ter, he wasn't attacking me person- 
ally, or my beliefs personally, 
because he is writing in generalities. 

Secondly, why should your 
views of what is right and wrong 
decide what mine are? I read that 
article, and found it quite entertain- 
ing, not perverse, or anything of the 
sort. I really seriously doubt that 
anyone actually took his advice to 
heart, and if they did, they are are 

really open to suggestion. If you had 
been allowed to censor that, you 
would have invaded my right to read 
it, and the newspaper's right to print 

If you don't want to read it, 
then don~t, but donit tell me what to 
do, I really don't want to hear it. 

Thirdly, you want to know 
what is the real cause of moral deli- 
quency in this country? Quite sim- 
ply, it is people that push their 
beliefs on others, and in doing so, 
make rebels out of people that oth- 
erwise wouldn~t have cared either 

People get sick of being told 
what to do and just telling them they 
are wrong isn't going to change 
their minds at all. 

Andrew Sutton 

Dear Editor, 

I am sick and tired of hearing 
all of the non-greek"G.D.I's" stu- 
dents moaning and groaning about 
the Greeks on campus. In the past 
couple of years that I have been at 
NSU I have heard nothing but bad 
mouthing of the Greek system. The 
truth of the whole matter is that the 
Greeks do almost everything on this 
campus.If you look at all the organi- 
zation's around campus most of 
them are ran by greeks(S.A.B., 
S.G.A, Etc.). 

I think that all you "G.D.I's" 
should show a little thanks to the 
"Greeks that take the time to put 
together all of the events 
you"G.D.I's" get to enjoy. It's a lot 
of work putting these events on. 

You can join a number of 
Greek organization's on campus if 

you chose to, but If you don't, and 
know little to nothing about the 
Greek system you should try to keep 
your opinions to yourself. 

I am not trying to say that we 
rule campus or slander on non- 
Greek students, only the ones who 
open there mouths at the Greek sys- 
tem in a harsh way. Most "Greek 
members are glad to do things for 
the university and should be shown 
a little gratitude. 

Members of Greek organiza- 
tion encourage every student to Go- 
Greek, but it is your choice, but 
don't hate us because your not part 
of us. 

If you have no clue what the 
"Greek system" is then this does not 
pertain to you. 

Dan Helms 

A couple of "hopeless" campus DJ s and their poor musical selection irritate listener 

To whom it may concern: 

I am a senior here at NSU and 
have seen, or rather heard many dj's 
come and go from KNWD. Some 
were good, some deserved to leave. 

My regards go to the Cajun Trio 
who were on two years ago for some 
of the best broadcasting I have 
heard. They were controversial yes, 
but what is better than that? 

As far as the present staff is 
concerned, high regards go to 
Bobby and his companions but that 
is as far as I will go. 

I am usually not an avid radio 
listener, but lately, I have actually 
started applying myself to school- 
work, so changing cd's has become 
too much trouble to deal with, so I 
just let the radio play. But what I've 

heard lately on KNWD makes 
changing cd's seem not so trouble- 

# The music is usually not too 
bad but presentation is the key, 
right? Some nights I listen just 
because I have had a bad day, but 
that's just because I need a good 
laugh and that's exactly what I get. 
My roommates wholeheartedly 

I really have only one day off 
during the week to do what I want to 
do without worrying about class and 
that is Tuesdays. Tuesday evenings 
to be exact. 

Whoever is responsible for 
interviewing and hiring these people 
needs to have their head examined. 
For all you senior psychology 

majors out there, need any thesis 
ideas? I guess that goes for the dj's, 

I guess some of you are won- 
dering just who, specifically I am 
speaking of. Yep, those wonderful, 
yet hopeless "Sex Twins," as they 
call themselves. I can honestly have 
more fun sitting on my porch 
smokin' a cigarette than listening to 

I'm sure they will love the 
attention that this article may bring 
them, but still only one word 
remains in the back of my mind; 
HOPELESS. As far as musical 
selection is concerned, I've heard 
better selection on Friday nights at 
the local skating rink. 

And girls, I'll tell you, or rather 

ask you, do you really think anyone 
wants to hear all those sappy, "I 
want you back" love songs? Save 
them for your "Pimps." One more 
thing. ...if they are your pimps, what 
does that make you? Oh, I know I 
didn't go there. 

For all you dj's out there in 
radioland that I didn't mention, I 
still love you, and for all I know you 
are doing a great job, but I said what 
I meant and meant what I said. For 
all of you who didn't like what I pre- 
sented here, oh well, you'll get over 
it, or over me, if not come see me! 

Davidson Rede. 

Tuesday, October 15, 1996 

The Current Sauce 


Page 5 

Demons suffer second loss of season to Nicholls State 

Brian Satawa 
Staff reporter 

After a gut wrenching loss to 
Northeast last weekend the 
Demons came up short again this 
past Saturday with a 19-17 loss to 
Nicholls at Thibodaux. This loss 
was a little harder to swallow 
because the officials did not play 
a part in the outcome of the game. 

With the Demons leading 17- 
16 with a minute left in the ball 
game the Demons went back into 
punt formation on the Nicholls 46 
yard line. 

Punter Shane Barbara 
received the snap and then tried to 
punt the ball. His punt was 
blocked and recovered by Nicholls 
at the Demon 23 yard line with 56 
seconds left in the ball game. 

Nicholls who had no time- 
outs left ran two plays and then 
spiked the ball to stop the clock 
with 20 seconds left in the ball 
game. Adam Deil then came on the 
field to kick a 37 yard field goal to 
win the game for Nicholls. 

Barbara was very upset after 
the game. 

Assistant Sports Information 
Director Dart Volz and Athletic 

Director Greg Burke had to calm 
him down just so he could be inter- 
viewed for the the Sam Goodwin 
show after the game. 

The Demon scoring came on a 
Pat Palmer's catch from Warren 
Patterson in the first quarter, and 
Anthony Williams two yard run. 

Eric Collins topped off the 
Demon's scoring with a 32 yard 

"We just gave them this 
game. There was no rea- 
son in heil these guys 
should have even been 
in the ball game with 

US," Grant Crowder 

field goal at the end of the first 
half as the Demons went into the 
locker room up 17-10 at halftime. 

The second half was all 
Nicholls however, as they scored 
the only points in the second half 
off of three field goals of 42,28 
and 37 yards by Adam Diel. 

After the game a few team 
members were still confident that 
the Demons would rebound after 
this tough loss. 

"This was the most positive 
loss I have ever been associated 

with in all my years of playing 
football. We have not lost our con- 
fidence and I still believe that we 
can win the conference and make 
it to the play-offs," Josh King said 
after the game 

Linebacker Grant Crowder 
said much the same thing after the 
game. "We just gave them this 
game. There was no reason in hell 
that these guys (Nicholls) should 
have even been in the ball game 
with us," Crowder said. 

Sam Goodwin was also 
understandably upset after the 
game, but he also congratulated 
the entire Nicholls coaching staff. 
"They made the proper adjust- 
ments at halftime to win the ball 
game," Goodwin said. 

The Demons finally come 
back to Turpin Stadium for their 
Homecoming game against Sam 
Houston State. Sam Houston is 
coming off a huge win over #3 
ranked Stephen F. Austin this 
passed weekend. 

Game time is set for 2:00 in 
the afternoon and the Demons 
need all the support possible to 
secure a much needed win after 
two devastating losses. 

Pat Palmer receives a pass from Warren Patterson 

Photo by Eric Du tile 

Northwestern s "N" Club honors Hall of Fame Inductees 

DcAdrian Alexander 

Staff reporter 

The 1996 induction class for 
Northwestern's Graduate 'N' Club 
Hall of Fame will be headed by 
Gary Reasons, the first player in 
Division I-AA foe 'ball history to 
Win All-America honors for three 

Reasons, along with, sports star 
I|"ank Lampkin and women's sports 
pioneer Lou Lewis Baxter were 
elected by the 'N' Club which is 
comprised of former athletic letter- 
Iwinners at Northwestern. 

Longtime Northwestern head 
coaches Sam Goodwin (football), 
Leon Johnson (track and field) and 
James Smith (women's basketball) 

will also receive honorary letter- 
men's status during the ceremonies. 
They will be given 'N' Club lifetime 
memberships in recognition of their 
service to the university. 

According to Director of Sports 
Information Doug Ireland, honorary 
memberships have never been given. 
These are the first people in the club 
who did not attend Northwestern. 
Ireland said the Inboard Board of 
Directors felt strongly that they'd 
made valuable contributions to 
Northwestern and although none of 
the inductees graduated from 
Northwestern, they all consider 
themselves as true Demons. "The 
lettermen certainly want to include 
them," Ireland said. 

Induction into the 'N' club Hall of 
Fame is the highest honor offered by 
Northwestern to its former student- 
athletes and coaches. " It's a tremen- 
dous honor to be an honorary mem- 
ber of the 'N' Club. To be associated 
with a group that outstanding is very 
special," said Coach Smith. 

Coach Goodwin expressed his 
feelings about this honor. " I'm sur- 
prised and pleased. It's quite an 
honor having not been a NSU alum- 
ni. I'm looking forward to that 
induction becoming a reality." 

Reasons retired his demon jer- 
sey (34) following his career in 1984 
and was inducted in August in the 
College Football Hall of Fame. He 
set Demon records for a single-game 

(24), single-season (172), and career 
(394) tackles from 1980-83. 
Reasons won two superbowl cham- 
pionship rings during his eight years 
(1984-91) in the NFL with the New 
York Giants. Reasons who was a 
1984 honors graduate in business 
administration is a college football 
analyst for ABC Sports. 

Lampkin, a two-year all-con- 
ference guard in basketball was also 
a standout javelin thrower in track 
and field. He helped the Demons 
win back-to back Louisiana 
Intercollegiate Conference titles in 
1946-47 and 1947-48 season. 

The 1947-48 team advanced to 
National Association of 
Intercollegiate Basketball 

Championships. As a senior, he won 
the L.I.C. javelin championship and 
took the Southern AAU Junior 
Division title. 

Northwestern was put on the 
forefront of intercollegiate women's 
athletics in Louisiana as a result of 
Baxter's activism and advocacy. The 
first women's basketball team of the 
post World War II era in Louisiana, 
in 1966-67, was at Northwestern. 

Other colleges gradually fol- 
lowed NSU's lead. The first 
women's basketball tournament was 
hosted by Northwestern that year. 
Baxter, a physical education profes- 
sor, served as volunteer coach for 
the "Demonettes" which established 
the winning tradition that remains 

today. From 1 967-74, the team had a 
70-31 record. Their most notewor- 
thy achievement was receiving an 
invitation to the 1973 National 
Women's Invitational Tournament. 
By the 1974-75 season, the 
"Demonettes" had filled two trophy 
cases in the P.E. Majors Building. 

The induction ceremonies will 
begin Saturday at 10 a.m. in the 
Purple and White Room of the 
Athletic Fieldhouse. The inductees 
and honored coaches will also be 
introduced in pregame ceremonies 
prior to the 2 p.m. homecoming 

Flag Football Champions to play in Lafayette Nov. 23 

Elizabeth V. Cnimp 

Staff reporter 

The IM flag football ended 
last week sending three teams to 
Lafayette for the state IM playoffs. 

Coming in first for the men's 
team was CSO winning over Theta 
Chi 20-13. Theta Chi came in sec- 
ond, and GDI along with NWO 
rounded out the top three. 

"The season went great," 
Scott Batts, captain of CSO and 
Co-Rec, said. 'This is the first 
year we actually .had six competi- 
tive teams. We usually have only 
three or four." 

According to Batts, the first 
game was won by one touchdown 
and the runners up, Theta Chi, won 
in overtime in the playoffs. 

"Every team could hold its 
own this year and it made for an 
interesting season," Batts added. 

The CSO mens team will pick 
up a few players from GDI while 
some of their original players join 
the Co-Rec team to play in 
Lafayette, November 23 and 24. 

The men will try to win 1 or 2 
games to survive in the state tour- 
nament, Batts added, competition 
well be tough being that teams 
such as LSU and Southern tend to 
walk all over their competitors. 

"Co-Rec has gone to state the 
past couple of years and they know 
what to expect," Batts said. "We 
usually come out in the top two." 

As far as the women's teams 
are concerned, coming in first and 
going to state is TTG. They won 
34-12 over second place winners, 
BSU. In third place was Phi Mu 
tying with Ladies Two. 

"The women did great," Batts 
said. "There were 4 great teams 
and they could win or lose any 

This year has been a great 
year for Northwestern IM Flag 
Football. The competition is better 
as opposed to past years and there 
is more involvement. 

"The teams are getting better 
and it's helping to represent NSU 
positively at State," Batts said. 

"Flag football went well this 

season and I was glad that all of the 
teams came out to compete," Scott 
Bruscato, Assistant Director of 
Recreational Sports, said. "I look 
forward to volleyball and I hope 
teams will come out and play then 

There will be a volleyball 
team captains meeting at 6 p.m., 
Tues. in the IM building. Anyone 
interested in starting a team should 

Although volleyball is getting 
started this week, it will be one of 
many festivities going on with IM 
Sports. The 9th annual Half-Niter 
will be Wednesday beginning at 6 

Saturday morning at 9a.m. 
there will be the Homecoming 1 
mile and 5K run. It is sponsored 
by SPADA and Rec. Sports. There 
will be a registration fee of $5 and 
all participants will receive a free 

Coming Oct. 30 is the Ghost 
Chase at 4 p.m. Anyone interested 
should sign up at the IM building. 

A member of Theta Chi Fraternity tries to make a tackle on one of NWO's players 
during one of last Tuesday's games. 

Photo by Eric Dutile 

Volleyball team defeats Northeast for 
first conference win in three years 

Brian Satawa 

Staff reporter 

The Demon volleyball after 
three years of volleyball frustration 
in conference play took out their 
frustrations on Northeast winning 3- 

"This was a big step for our 
program" said first year coach Mary 
Dejute. "It helps us build a founda- 
tion for the future and getting that 
~* first win in conference play will give 
the players more confidence as we 
go on into the season." The Demons 
were led by Tiffany Cronin, 
Gretchen Hecht, and Maggie Ehlers 
in the Northeast game. Cronin had 

three service aces while Ehlers and 
Hecht combined for fifteen kills. 
The scores of the games in the 
match were 17-15,15-10,12-15, and 

After the big win the Demons 
returned home to face the confer- 
ence leading Stephen F. Austin Lady 
Jacks. The women played well but 
were defeated 3-0 in the match. 
Cronin led the demons in that match 
with 10 kills. Scores in that match 
were 15-7,15-3,15-6. 

On Friday night the women 
took on Sam Houston State in 
Prather. This was a good and enter- 
taining match to watch even though 
the Demons lost 3-0. The scores of 
the games were 15-5,15-2,16-14. In 

the third game the women were 
down 1 1-5 and made a great come- 
back just to get back into the game 
even though they fell short in losing 
the game 16-14. Andrea Zegac led 
the Demons with 23 assists and 
Gretchen Hecht had eight kills. 

The Demons will be on the 
road all this week as they play 
Centenary on Monday and McNe 
and Nicholls on Friday and 
Saturday. "This will be a important 
week for the team as they look to 
possibly pick up two conference 
wins," DeJute said. "They are better 
prepared now and they have more of 
a desire to win more games in con- 
ference play." 

Lady Demon named to All-Southland Conference second team 

Angela Henni^an 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern State Lady 
Demon Basketball player Louise 
Chase has been named to the pre- 
season All-Southland Conference 
second team. 

Chase, a 5-10 sophomore for- 
ward from Ringgold, La., was voted 
to the team despite the fact that she 
has never played collegiate basket- 

Last season Chase was forced 
to sit out due to her grades. As a 
high school senior she averaged 
31.5 points per game and scored 
almost 3,000 career points in 98 

"Louise was one of the top five 
players in the state coming out of 
high school," head coach James 
Smith said. "She is a great scorer 
and rebounder and will be a player 
who can help us stay at the level of 
competitiveness to which we are 

accustomed," Smith added. 

NSU lost one of their premier 
players in Lady Demon history last 
year when Joskeen Garner graduat- 
ed. Garner was also a high school 
stand out and was expected to take 
the Lady Demons to success, just as 
Chase is. 

"Louise is an excellent player 
whose high school credentials 
earned her this honor," 
Northwestern Sports Information 
Director Doug Ireland said. "She is 
an important part of our team this 
year because we have a lot of new 
faces to help us continue our tradi- 
tion of women's basketball." 

The preseason teams were 
announced last Tuesday at the 
Century Cellunet Tip-off reception 
in Shreveport by media relations 
director Tommy Newsom. The 
Lady Demons, who lost three 
starters from last years 19-10 squad, 
are picked to finish fourth in the 
women's preseason coaches poll. 

The men's team, who closed 

out the season last year with a 
record of 5-21, is picked to finish 

J.D. Barnett, the men's basket- 
ball head coach, is entering his third 
season at Northwestern and is antic- 
ipating an improved basketball team 
this year. 

Barnett believes that the veter- 
ans who are returning will know 
what it takes to help the Demons 
win the Southland Conference. 

"With the veterans returning 
and some new recruits coming in to 
improve on some of the deficiencies 
we encountered last year, we should 
be much improved," Barnett said. 

The ladyjacks of Stephen F. 
Austin are picked to win the confer- 
ence. They outdistanced their near- 
est competitor, Southwest Texas, by 
eleven votes. 

The men's poll has Northeast 
and McNeese State University in a 
tie for the top spot. 

Page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 15,1996 

Athletes of the Week: Northwestern s Volleyball Team 

Philip Wise 

SiaJ) report? r 

A long awaited conference vic- 
tory over Northeast sets the 
Northwestern Volleyball team as the 
"athletes of the week". 

The Demon Volleyball team 
help break the 28 conference match 
losing streak with their 3-1 win 
over the Northeast last Monday. 
Northwestern has not carried a con- 
ference win home since October 30, 
1993, when they were matched 
against Nicholls State. 

"The Northeast win was big for 
our program as well as for the 
seniors on the team. They haven't 
won a conference match since they 
were freshman, and it will boost 
their confidence for the rest of the 
season," Mary Dejute first year 

Northwestern Volleyball Coach 

The two hour match was an all 
around success for the Demon 
squad. Amy Warren, Ridgecrest, 
Ark. and Tiffany Cronin, Lajunta, 
Colo, were very dominating with 23 
of the 43 kills. Maggie Ehelers, 
Emory, Texas, had 9 kills and 7 digs, 
while teammate Andrea Zegac, 
Horsham, Pa. left the game with 32 
assist. Northwestern played very 
well shooting a 0.223, over their 
season average of 0.25. They outhit 
NLU, 0.223 to 0.147, and gained the 
advantage from 1 8 service errors by 
the Lady Indians. 

The rest of the Demon squad 
consist of Delphia Livings, Port 
Arthur, Texas, Heather Krolczyk, 
Mineral, Wash., Gretchen Hecht, 
Eugene, Ore., Lynar Deluca, Mesa, 

Arizona. Lori Dyer. River Ridge. 
LA, Kim Hand, Valapraiso, IN, and 
Kendra Peters, Regina Beach, 

Dejute said the victory was a 
providing ground for her relatively 
young team. 

"The team showed me that they 

could play, that they didn"t have any 
'quit' in them. When times got 
tough, they regained their compo- 
sure and pulled through it together. 
We need some positive reinforce- 
ment because the team has been 
working extremely hard without the 
reward of a win. They deserved 

Monday night's win, and hopefully 
we can use it as a launching point 
for more wins," Dejute added. 

"In a historical perspective after 
coach Ricky McCalister left, the 
program struggled, but the girls 
hung in there competing. The girls 
did what was asked of them. They 

believed in one another, which 
speaks very highly of them as peo- 
ple and as competitors. One match is 
not what they're playing for, but it 
represents a sign of progress," 
Director of Sports Information 
Doug Ireland said. 



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Vol. 85, No. 13, 6 pages 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 22, 1996 

Department of Journalism receives provisional accreditation; has one year to improve program 

Stacey Michaels 

Staff reporter 

The Journalism Department 
received provisional accreditation 
last week, following a four-day visit 
by an accreditation team from the 
Accreditation Council on Education 
in Journalism and Mass 

The three member accreditation 
team arrived in Natchitoches on Oct. 
13 and stayed through Oct. 16. 
The team consisted of Elliot Brack, 
reporter for the Atlanta Constitution, 
I Dr. Dan Lattimore, chair of the 
i University of Memphis Department 

of Journalism and Dr. Ema Smith, 
chair of the San Francisco 
University Department of 

The AEJMC is the only 
accrediting body in the journalism 

According to Dr. Ron McBride, 
head of Northwestem's Department 
of Journalism, becoming accredited 
is difficult. Only 20 percent of all 
journalism programs in the United 
States are accredited. 

"That means only one in every 
five schools is accredited," McBride 
said. "Being accredited is very pres- 

Although most of the work for 
accreditation was done during 1995 
and 1996, preparation began five 
years ago. 

A self study was held this past 
year, in which a 12 point standard 
review of the department was con- 
ducted. Following the self study, the 
team from AEJMC was sent to 
Natchitoches to confirm 
Northwestern had fulfilled the 12 

While the team visited 
Northwestern, they met with mem- 
bers of the faculty, administration 
and students. Touring classes, 
inspecting equipment and facilities 

and interviewing students allowed 
the accreditation team to examine 
the strengths and weaknesses of the 
Journalism Department. 

Student involvement was a 
large part of the accreditation 
process. The AEJMC team met with 
approximately 25 students to ask 
their opinions pertaining to every 
aspect of the Journalism 

Dr. Bill Swain, professor of 
Journalism, appreciated the students 
realization that this was an impor- 
tant visit. 

"I especially appreciate the 
contribution of the students to the 

process," Swain said. 

Some of the strengths in the 
department were listed as excellent 
facilities, good minority representa- 
tion and a wonderful rapport 
between students and faculty. 
AEJMC does not recommend that 
department weaknesses become 
publicized. They are simply to be 

Students are excited about the 
provisional accreditation. 

'The prospect of full accredita- 
tion is both exciting and beneficial 
for Northwestern," Tatum Lyles, 
sophomore journalism major, said. 
"I hope we can maintain our accred- 

itation status. I would be proud to 
say I graduated from NSU either 
way, but I would prefer to be from 
one of the select few schools that 
can claim this illustrious honor." 

Preliminary accreditation was 
granted with the provision that 
minor changes be made within one 
calendar year. At that time, 
Lattimore will return to 
Northwestern to verify that the defi- 
ciencies have been fixed. 

According to McBride, it is not 
unusual for a second visit by the 
accreditation team. Ultimately, 
McBride hopes to have the improve- 
ments completed by the summer. 

Webb considers "open door" 
policy a success; gives examples 
of problems solved 

Students overcome fears, needles to help others 

Heather Milligan 

Emily Leonard 

Staff reporter 

"What do you think needs to be 
improved around the NSU cam- 
pus?" is one of many questions 
President Randall J. Webb is invit- 
ing students to answer. 

Webb has initiated his "open 
door policy" to all . 
students. This poli- 
cy allows students 
to make an appoint- 
ment to visit his 
office and sit down 
and discuss prob- 
lems on campus. 

"I do this 
because one I think 
it is the thing to 
do," Webb said. 
"When I was the 
Dean of Instruction 
of the graduate 
school, I spent a 
large amount of my 
| time sitting and talking to students, 
usually with problems and concerns. 

"My great fear in becoming 
president was not my inability to 
make decisions and deal with diffi- 
cult problems, it was that I would be 
pulled too far away from students. I 
have been so close to them. That is 
why I have set aside time for them." 

The problems Webb has to deal 
with have been widespread. For 
I some, the parking issue on campus 
'has been important. Others have 
discussed problems concerning 
classes or teachers. 

"One young lady was in here 
the other day and brought to my 
attention she wanted to go over to 
the gymnasium in the Intramural 
Building to find out about the Half- 
Niter," Webb said. "She was in a 
wheelchair and could not get in to 
find out. She was telling me that we 
needed an accessible ramp. I said, 
'Of course you're 
right' and said I would 
look into it. 

'To show the ded- 
ication of our staff, 
they must have started 
on it right away. They 
assigned a priority to 
something that did not 
even fit into their 
schedule. I think it was 
even finished for the 

Webb has set 
aside times on Tuesday 
and Wednesday after- 
noons. If he is not free, 
students can come by 
at other times, when he is available. 
Webb not only sits down to talk to 
students on this campus, but also the 
students and faculty of the Fort 
Polk, Leesville, and Shreveport 

Webb has also made it a point 
to be seen on campus and spend 
time with students. If students are 
unable to make an appointment, 
they can stop and talk to Webb while 

See Webb, page 2 

"People's lives are on the 
line. I can't understand peo- 
ple who don't give blood 
because they are scared." 

Lois Davis, sophomore 

Staff reporter 

The Student Activities Board 
sponsored its annual NSU Demon 
Blood Drive last week. 

After seeing the flyers posted 
around campus, many students 
asked "Why does anyone in their 
right mind want to have a needle 
jammed into 
their arm and 
blood taken 
from their 
body to . be 
stored in a 
glass vial," 
but it seem 
students have 
multiple rea- 
sons for donating. 

"If I ever needed blood, I 
would like it to be there for me," 
freshman Kelly Watkins said. "I 
also want to help people in need." 

Sophomore Lois Davis has 
seen how patients in need of blood 
are affected by the shortage of 

"People's lives are on the line," 
Davis said. "I can't understand peo- 
ple who don't give blood because 
they are scared." 

Many students have given 
blood repeatedly and continue to do 
so, knowing the expense of transfu- 
sions and need for blood donors. 

For others, the reasons for 
donating may be a little more super- 

"I love to give blood because of 
all the free stuff I get," junior Use 
Fisher said. 

And NSU's blood drive, like 

most others, has an abundance of 
free T-shirts for those who make it 
through the process. 

Some students do not want to 
give up a pint of their blood, 
whether due to a psychological 
block or just plain "lilly-liverdness." 
Many say the fear of the needle 
counts them out, while others can 
not stand the sight of blood. 

When planning to give blood, 
one should 
not go on an 
empty stom- 
ach. And 
before the 
nurses "stick 
it to ya," they 
check your 
pulse, blood 
pressure, and prick a finger to check 
for healthy red blood cells. 

Even the most eager student 
may be turned away, due to an infec- 
tion of some type, or other reasons 
such as pregnancy, having received 
a blood transfusion in the last year, 
or having had any body piercing or 
tattoos in the last year. And if a 
prospective donor has recently trav- 
eled to a malaria infested country, 

After the questions and testing 
are complete, the nurses take one 
pint of blood through a needle in the 

Following the donation proce- 
dure, nurses from the LifeShare 
Blood Center tell donors to take care 
of themselves for at least 24 hours. 

Those who donate are told to 
drink fluids, eat a good meal and to 
abstain from strenuous activities, 
smoking or removing the bandage. 

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dizzy, or a bruise where the needle 
was inserted, but most of the symp- 
toms will disappear in a few hours. 

But there is also a positive "side- 
effect," the good feeling that comes 
from knowing that donating blood 
can save a life. 

Student Support Services offers several forms 
of tutoring, counseling and academic advising 

Sara Farrell 

This year's Homecoming Queen Kim Parker was crowned at Saturday's foot- 
ball game by Elizabeth Crump, 1995 Homecoming Queen photo by Eric Dutiie 

Staff reporter 

At one time or another during 
the semester, students need help 
with their assignments, and many 
turn to the various campus tutoring 
services for answers. 

The Student Support Services, 
located by the infirmary, handles an 
average of 50 students a week, 
including an increasing number of 

"We tutor for math, English, 
biology, chemistry, psychology, 
physics, history, foreign lan- 
guages.. a little bit of everything," 
Christi Martin, tutor coordinator, 
said. "We do most of the general 
areas that students are getting for 
their core classes." 

Since it receives its funding 
from a federal grant, the Student 
Support Services especially services 
low-income, first generation, and 
handicapped students, though tutor- 
ing services never denies students in 

"When they come in here, we 
do 1-hour tutoring sessions one-on- 
one," Martin said. "Students like the 
individual tutoring we do here." 

"Last semester, I was having 
trouble with French, so I came in, 
and it was very helpful," graduate 
student Teofilo Alvarado said. 

There are also, three staff coun- 
selors on hand who help students 
with academic study skills, time 
management, and test anxiety. 

The Student Support Services 
can accommodate students from 8 
a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday. 

Students may also use the 
Center for Academic Advising 
Services for Students with 
Disabilities on the third floor of 
Watson Library. 

This center handles advising 
for freshmen and students with dis- 
abilities like dyslexia, but it also ser- 
vices students with a need for help, 
remedial or otherwise. 

"Typically, there's someone 
here to help, but if not, we can usu- 

ally work something out for the very 
next day," Glynn Guynes, tutor 
coordinator, said. 

This center is open from 8 a.m. 
until 8:30 p.m. 

Both centers recommend set- 
ting up appointments ahead of time 
to ensure aid before a class, but both 
also tutor students whenever time 
and tutors permit. 

Students may also seek special- 
ized help on campus. 

Departments usually feature 
labs and tutors to assist in specific 
areas. There are athletics tutors, a 
math lab, a foreign language lab, 
and a writing center. 

So, a variety of sources are 
available to students in need of aca- 
demic help, though many individu- 
als involved feel that tutoring ser- 
vices should be consolidated on 
campus to better accommodate stu- 

"We're very interested in 
expanding tutoring services, but we 
need a center," Don Barker, Director 
of Student Support Services, said. 

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Tuesday, October 22, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Internet Workshops 

Workshops for beginning Internet users will be held in the Watson 
Library Computer Lab today and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. No 
previous Internet experience is required. Attendance is limited to six- 
teen participants per workshop. Please sign up at the Watson Library 
Reference Desk to reserve a slot. Additional workshops will be held 
depending upon demand. 

Social Science Symposium 

On Oct 29, a symposia will be held in the student union from 9 am to 
noon. Speakers and presentations will include Tim Prviett, Amanda 
Anderson, Dr. Susan Newton, Dr. Alex Aichinger, and Professor Samuel 
Lewis. In addition, Dr. Cangan will be a keynote speaker at Monjuni's 
restaurant following the symposia. Dr.Canagan's Achievements include 
a Master's degree in Economics, Law, and Sociology, and a Ph.D in 
Development Economics. For more information on the symposia or 
concerning the lunch, please see Dr. Pippin or Dr. Hillebrand, both can 
be reached in the social science department in Kyser Hall. 

"Digital Memory" 

An art exhibit by NSU Assistant Professor of Art Clyde Downs, "Digital 
Memory," will be on display on the first floor of die Orville Hanchey 
Art Gallery Oct. 21 - Nov. 8. The works in the exhibition combine pho- 
tographs, elements of paintings and found textures to create images that 
push beyond the boundaries of storytelling and illustration into the poet- 
ics of fine art. Admission is free and open to the public. The Hanchey 
Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

New Mexico Art Exhibit 

The Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts at NSU will host its annual New Mexico Art Exhibit 
Oct. 20 - Nov. 8 on the second floor of the Orville Hanchey Art Gallery. 
The exhibit will include works by participants in an annual trip to New 
Mexico led by NSU Professor of Art Dr. Bill Bryant. An opening recep- 
tion for the artists will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 
Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. The Hanchey 
Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

World Plantation Conference 

NSU Professor of Anthropology Dr. Hiram F. Gregory will be among 
the presenters at the fourth World Plantation Conference to be held Oct. 
24-26 at Louisiana State University in Alexandria. Registration for the 
conference is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 
SueEakin at (318) 346-2161. 

NSU Chamber Choir to perform in Carnegie Hall 

Northwestern 's Chamber Choir will perform next spring at Carnegie 
Hall in New York. The choir will be under the direction of NSU Director 
of Choral Activities Dr. Burt Allen and accompanied by Instructor of 
Music Christine Allen. The performance will be on March 23, 1997 
which is Palm Sunday and will make up a major segment of a program 
sponsored and arranged by Mid- America Productions of New York City. 
The Chamber Choir will travel to New York on Thursday, March 20 to 
begin final preparations, rehearsals and dress rehearsals with the orches- 
tra and soloists. They will return on Monday, March 24. 

Interfraternity Council backing letter writing campaign for MTV 

Campus Connections 

Phi Beta Lamda 

Phi Beta Lamda is having a meeting tomorrow at noon in 108 Morrison 
Hall. The guest speaker will be Mr. Waskam from Waskam Associates 
Accounting Firm. He will be discussing student budgeting and invest- 
ment. Thursday the guest speaker will be Mr. Hargis from Natchitoches 
Parish Assessor Office. 

College Republicans 

College Republicans will hold a meeting Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in 321 
Student Union. Our guest speaker this week will be Billy West Jr., a 
candidate for district attorney. 

Sabine Dorm 

Sabine Dorm Council is holding a door decorating contest. Residents 
wishing to compete must turn their name into a dorm council member or 
Lynn Foret by Thursday. Judging will be on Halloween. Other 
Halloween activities include "boo bags" to be sent to friends in Sabine 
Hall on Halloween for sale for $.50 and a contest to see who can cor- 
rectly guess the amount of candy com in the container at the front desk 
of Sabine. 

Society of Professional Journalists 

SPJ will meet Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in 310 Student Union. Anyone 
interested may attend. 

Sigma Gamma Rho 

Fall Rush has been postponed until November. Watch for flyers regard- 
ing informational meetings. 

Mu Epsilon Delta 

Mu Epsilon Delta, a premedical health professions club, will meet 
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in 107 Bienvenu Hall. Nurse Harriet Palmer will 
be the guest speaker. 

Louisiana Association of Educators-Student Program 

LAE-SP will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 in 321 Student Union. 
Elections will be held. There will be a Halloween Party for members 
and dates on Sunday, Oct. 27, ar 6:30 p.m. in 321 Student Union. If you 
plan on attending, you must contact Kelsey Bagnell at 628-1522 or Sara 
Watson at 357-5166. 

Phi Beta Lamda 

There will be a business meeting in 108 Morrison Wednesday at noon. 
The guest speaker will be Waskom and Associates Accounting Firm. 
Raffle ticket money is due. Thursday at 3:3.0 p.m. in 108 Morrison will 
be the alternate business meeting. Friday will be the "Battle of the 
Chapters and Halloween day will be the Halloween visit. 

College Democrats 

College Democrats will meet Wednesday ar 3 p.m. in 321 Student 
Union. Upcoming events and important issues will be discussed. 

Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce would like to apologize for not running Campus 
Connections in last weeks paper. We are sorry for any inconvenience 
this might have caused. 

Jeremy Ekberg 

Star! reporter 

The Interfraternity Council is 
once again on the rise and ready to 
make things happen. 

At the Oct. 15 meeting of the 
IPC, delegates from several fraterni- 
ties on campus agreed to sponsor a 
letter writing campaign in order to 
try and persuade TCA Cable of 
Natchitoches to carry MTV. 

Copies of a letter stating a 
desire for the network and request- 
ing that the network be offered by 
the company will be distributed to 
various organizations. The unsigned 

letters can be signed by any individ- 
ual and mailed, or returned to IPC at 
which time they will be mailed 

The campaign will begin 
Tuesday and continue on a trial 
basis through the next two weeks, 
according to Hank Thomas.IFC 

"The Interfraternity Council 
discussed it and decided it was 
something we would like to pursue 
on behalf of the community," 
Thomas said. 

The letter reads as follows: 
Dear TCA Cable, 

This letter is to inform you and 

your associates of my interest in 
obtaining the network Music 
Television on my cable service. It 
has come to my attention that MTV 
is not offered by your company and 
that many citizens in the community 
like the network and want to view it 
in their homes. Please consider 
changing any and all policies you 
have in regard to this network. 

It can be copied and sent to the 
cable company or a copy of the let- 
ter can be picked up at any IPC 
meeting every Tuesday at 4:15 in 
320 of the Student Union. 

According to Thomas, 20 let- 
ters will be given to each Greek 

organization, 25 to SGA and 25 to 
the SAB, but any individual is invit- 
ed to participate. 

A change can be made if all the 
students join together, according to 
Thomas, but there may be opposi- 
tion from local businesses. 

"Business people in the com- 
munity feel that pressure from reli- 
gious groups might affect their busi- 
ness and that this [MTV] is a sensi- 
tive issue." he said. 

Thomas has already spoken 
with business owners in the area and 
found that they are unwilling to help 
because of fear that they will anger 
the cable company. 

Minimum wage increase not helping University students 

Steve Evans 

Staff reporter 

Who doesn't need or want 
more money? 

For college students, money is 
more of a necessity for survival than 
a simple desire to collect money. 
When Congress passed the new 
minimum wage law, many people 
were looking forward to making 
more money. 

For student workers, this 
excitement was short lived. 

Because of the raise in mini- 

mum wage, student workers have 
taken a decrease in the hours they 
are allowed to work. The main rea- 
son the hours were cut is that NSU 
did not have the budget for the raise 
in minimum wage. 

Shirley Scott, Coordinator of 
Student Employment, said that the 
cut in working hours will not affect 
the student what-so-ever. 

"The student is working less 
hours, but is getting paid the exact 
same amount of money," Scott 
said." 'The students have not com- 
plained at all." 

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Emmons thinks that not as much 
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Students aren't getting more 
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Christian programming adds new dimension to campus radio station 

James Ponder 
Contributing writer 

"I get the satisfaction of 
knowing that I'm sending 
a message to the students 
of NSU, and I love what I 

Darrell Smith and Aaron Whatley play the latest in Christian radio on 91.7 

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"Got a request for some Van 
Halen. On the way we got some 
Marilyn Manson comin' at ya right 
here on the Demon, 91.7." 

Many NSU students tune into 
KNWD for great music and a kin- 
dred sarcastic humor. They hear all 
kinds of music and various disk 
jockey personalities. ..most of whom 
they are familiar with. 


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the Demon's very first Christian 
Radio Program. 

Very similar to the 9 to 12 show 
on Sunday, this "order of the day" 
plays the same style of music. The 
only major difference is that the 
lyrics send a positive message to the 
community promoting Christianity 
.and a Christ-like spirit. 

You may ask yourself, "Why 
have a Christian Radio Program on 
the Demon?" 

Darrell Smith, NSU senior and 
a "Dinner on the Ground" DJ says, 
"I think it helps to bring a variety of 
music to the station and to the stu- 
dents. Christian music is not just 
what you hear in church. There are 
a lot of good groups in the profes- 

And for Smith, this job isn't 

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"To me, there's more than just 
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said. "I get the satisfaction of 
knowing that I'm sending a mes- 
sage to the students of NSU, and I 
love what I do." 

Aaron Whatley, a junior busi- 
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students, and exposes them to the 
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POD, Plank 
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Boys, and Jars 
of Clay." 

But why 
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"It's kind of a personal inspira- 
tion of the experience you witness in 
a church congregation after the ser- 
mon where everyone has brought 
something different to eat outside on 
the church grounds.. A huge variety 
of cuisine," Whatley said. 

Now that there is a Christian 
program coming over the air, the 
questions are how well it will be 
accepted and how long it will last. 

According to Whatley and 
Smtih, KNWD was very open to the 
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CURRENT SAUCE Columnist gets screwed at local fast food drive-in 

The student newspaper of 
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Our View 

NSU s midterm grades 

Since all students are fortunate enough to get their midterm grades 
this week, the Current Sauce thought it would only be fair that the 
University receive its own "midterm grades." 

Here they are. 

President Webb is doing a great job during his first fall semester as 
our "fearless leader." His new open door policy seems to be working. 
Webb can be seen at many campus events, visiting with students and has 
been known to answer students' e-mail. But it did take the Current Sauce 
two weeks to get a reporter in to see Webb for a story about his new pol- 
icy. A- 

One of the smaller, yet significant departments on campus received 
provisional accreditation last week. All those months of hard work and 

The administration.... finally found someone to 
drive a shuttle bus The problem now is get- 
ting someone to ride it." 

stress in the Journalism Department seem to have paid off. Now we 
have a chance to be one of the top-rated journalism schools in the coun- 
try. Students and faculty can take a few days off, relax and begin work- 
ing again, to make sure the accreditation goes through. After all the hard 
work, they could receive nothing less than an A+. 

Parking on campus certainly deserves a grade, but what grade 
should it be? There are still many parking tickets being given out, and 
students are still complaining about not having any place to park. The 
administration finally listened to student complaints (the Current Sauce 
likes to think it had something to do with the pressure applied here), and 
found someone to drive a Shuttle Bus from Kyser Hall to Prather 
Coliseum. The problem now is getting students to ride it. D 

This brings us to another area that deserves grading- the student 
body. They love to complain about everything that is going wrong on 
campus, but rarely get involved. The Current Sauce receives letters to 
the editor only when we choose to run something totally "off the wall." 
Funny, it seems every time someone is mouthing off- they always have 
the perfect solution. Let's hear it. D 

Our football team is doing a fabulous job this season. This was sup- 
posed to be an off season, but we have surprised everyone, including 
ourselves with our 4-2 record. Way to go Demons! A- 

Student activities are also improving this semester. An emphasis on 
tail-gating parties, complete with alcohol, seems to have raised student 
interest in football. The administration seems to have given some 
thought to this. Maybe this is what it takes to have motivated fans. A+ 

What college report card would be complete without a grade for the 
food? While Aramark does a good job of providing nutritional sub- 
stances, it is still your basic cafeteria food, although we do get a kick out 
of seeing how many different names a chicken breast can have. When 
can we get a fast food franchise on campus, like Louisiana Tech? D- 

And of course, our faculty members are superb. (We aren't just say- 
ing this because the editorial staff needs good grades- hint, hint.) A+ 

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The Gospel of Jeff 

Jeff Burkett 

Typical situation: You go to get 
something to eat. You make your 
order, you pay for the food, you get 
the food, and it is not what you 

As a matter of fact, it doesn't 
even look like the picture of the 
food that is on display. What in the 
hell is going on? What it all boils 
down to is, people do not give a rat's 
ass about putting pride in their 

I know we have all heard the 
stories from our wise elders telling 
us , "how good things were in the 
old days" and how "craftsmanship 
and attention to detail were every- 
thing". Well then, take me back to 
the 1800's, because people's work 
ethic in this day and age sucks! 

Let me share with you the rea- 

son for my current mood. It all start- 
ed with waking up the other day. 
Although I dreaded facing another 
miserable day of human existence, I 
dragged myself out of bed anyway. I 
put on some clothing, took some 
aspirin (for the hangover), got in my 
vehicle, and began my quest for sus- 

My expedition down "The 
Strip" led me to the house of the 
McArches, where I reluctantly 
pulled in to the drive-thru lane. 

After sitting in line for what 
seemed like a cockroach's lifetime, I 
arrived at the ordering spot. 
Looking at the massive banner o' 
food, I chose the item that would be 
the least likely to make me puke. 

Inhaling exhaust fumes from 
the monster pick-up truck in front of 

me, I began to feel my stomach 
quiver as I pictured eating the burg- 
er that I had selected from the new 
XXX (adult only) menu. I figured 
that if the giant corporation, which 
so named this facility after itself, 
had meant this to be eaten by adults, 
then they would have considered 
that most adults only eat this crap 
when they are hung over, and made 
it gentle to my gullet! 

When I finally arrived at the 
first window, the young lady work- 
ing there seemed to be annoyed at 
me because she actually had to 
reach outside her glass sanctuary to 
make the transaction. She glared at 
me, with the look of eternal damna- 
tion in her eyes, when I did not pro- 
duce the correct change that she had 
requested over her headset. Without 
a word, she handed the difference 
back to me, and slammed her cage 
door so fast that I almost lost a fin- 

After more waiting, I finally 
was rewarded by pulling up to the 
second window, where I was to end 
my quest for the life restoring meal. 
The next worker in this nightmarish 
expedition was a little nicer, only 
because she saw how pitiful I 


Gently, she handed me the beverage, 
which I tore into like a starved vam- 
pire to a paper cut. And then my 
meal-in-a-bag, from which I 
smelled the aroma of a 15 minute 
old burger and stale fries. 

I raced home faster than a fiat 
guy to a keg party. In no time, I was 
emptying the contents of the bag. 

The burger box, the fry carton, 
and ketchup packets spilled onto my 
coffee table. 

The fries were gone in no time, 
and I had my eyes fixed on the main 
course, the burger. Ordered with all 
of the little extras, and made espe- 
cially for me, I opened the box. 
Quickly, I snatched the burger into 
my hands. I was ready for the 
bacony, cheesy, beefy taste to domi- 
nate my palate. My eyes bulged as I 
got a mouthful of mayo, ketchup, 
and lettuce. 

What was going on? I was con- 
fused. My head began to spin, I 
could not think straight. 

What went wrong? I lifted the 
bun to see a huge glob of condi- 
ments and nothing else! 

No cheese, no bacon, and most 
of all NO BEEF! 


jerry Rust 
Staff repor 

Letter from "well-intentioned" Greek draws serious criticism 

Editor s note 

Andrew Martin 

After nearly two months of not 
finding anything that I felt like writ- 
ing about, I think that I might have 
finally stumbled across something. 

Actually, someone provided 
me with the first topic in a while that 
I couldn't resist. 

A letter to the editor by Dan 
Helms ran on this page last week, 
berating anyone and everyone who 
is not Greek. 

The letter was blatantly insult- 
ing and managed to do very little, 
besides setting relations between 
Greeks and the rest of the campus 
back about 20 years. 

I, like many other people on 
this campus (both Greek and non- 
Greek, I'm sure) found this letter to 
be highly offensive for a multitude 
of reasons. 

First, to refer to anyone who is 
not a member of a Greek organiza- 
tion as a "GDI" (an acronym for 
G*d Damn Independent) is incredi- 
bly insulting. 

Maybe Mr. Helms should have 
an acronym of his own. Insert your 

own joke here. 

One can easily draw a parallel 
between this kind of slanderous 
generalization and the kind of 
inspired literary genius that one 
tends to find written on the desktops 
and bathrooms in Kyser Hall. 

As a matter of fact, if Mr. 
Helms would have used the same 
kind of generalization in regards to 
race or religion, he would have been 
quickly lumped into the same cate- 
gory with hate mongers such as the 
KKK, Black Panthers and skin- 
heads. Fortunately for us, Mr. 
Helms chose a much less volatile 

As a member of a Greek orga- 
nization, I can say that I found this 
letter to be an embarrassment to 
both myself and the Greek commu- 

Letters like the one that Mr. 
Helms wrote portray Greeks as 
oafish, hateful morons who feel a 
certain unwarranted degree of supe- 
riority over those who do not belong 
to a Greek organization. 

This is the taste that I'm sure 
the letter left in many people's 
mouths, yet Mr. Helms tries to show 
Greeks as the most positive thing on 
this campus. 

Doesn't make a lot of sense, 
does it? 

The letter says that Greek 
members "should be shown a little 
gratitude." Letters like these 
encourage non-Greeks to show 
Greeks a little hostility, not the grat- 
itude that Mr.Helms wishes to 

The Greek system as a whole 
is in a nationwide state of decline. 
Greeks are constantly portrayed as a 
bunch of binge-drinking, date-rap- 
ing nimrods (a reputation that is par- 
tially deserved, but by no means are 
Greeks as bad as the media would 
want you to believe). Mr. Helms 
only manages to continue to tarnish 
the reputation of the Greek system 
by writing a letter like this. 

If Mr. Helms is so concerned 
about the "bad mouthing" that the 
Greek system gets, then maybe he 
should encourage the Greek system 
to get more involved in the commu- 
nity and remind those who do the 
"bad mouthing" of the good aspects 
of Greek life (yes, there are quite a 
few; some of them even transcend 
the virtues of an increased alcohol 

The Greek system is desperate- 
ly in need of some humility, as 
humility is a virtue that can help 

make up for previous mistakes and 
make people a lot easier to get along 

Mr. Helms' letter does nothing 
to encourage that character trait and, 
in fact, makes Greeks look like a 
bunch of pompous asses. 

Thanks a lot for the "helpful" 
facelift for our previously bad 
image. I'm sure the Greeks have a 
lot more respect now. Don't try so 
hard next time. 

The letter goes on to make it 
sound as if that the Greek system is 
wholly responsible for all of the 
leaders, events and other "cool" 
things on campus. 

This is wrong and frankly 
makes me mad as hell. 

People who run organizations 
are in charge because of who they 
are and what they are capable of. To 
say that Carlton Downey; president 
of the SGA and Mr. NSU, and Tait 
Martin; president of the SAB, are in 
their respective positions because 
they are Greek is an insult to them 
and their abilities. 

Am I editor of the Current 
Sauce because I am a member of a 
Greek organization? I think not. 

Those of us who lead on this 
campus are doing so because we 
applied ourselves, not because we 
have a few party shirts and and 
active badge. 

Don't forget that we are all 
individuals first. Everything else, 
including our Greek affiliations, 

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Letters to the Editor continue to roll in at record pace 

Dear Editor, 

This is in response to the article 
last week by the smoker that took 
offense to the new smoking situa- 
tion in Roy Hall. 

I think it was a wonderful idea 
to change the area in which smokers 
go to light up. Even though you may 
not be one of the many that threw 
your cigarette butts on the ground, 
the smoke still affects everyone who 
walks into the building. 

Don't get me wrong, I respect 
your rights as an American to 
smoke. I also respect the fact that 
you are addicted to the lung-decay- 
ing tobacco, but this gives you no 
right to slowly kill others in the 

I feel that non-smokers should 
have some rights on this campus, 
too. For someone like me who has 
to take allergy shots and medication 
because of cigarette smoke, I don't 
feel that I should have to hold my 

breath every time I plan to enter a 
building on this campus. I can't go 
into the Student Union because the 
smell of smoke spills over into the 
halls. I definitely feel I have to hold 
my breath as I go into any of the 
entrances to Kyser Hall. 

This subject angers me so 
much every time it is brought up. 
Smokers get so offended when they 
are put down. Do you not under- 
stand the danger you are causing 
yourselves as well as others who 
don't smoke? 

I am glad to see that one build- 
ing on this campus has a designated 
smoking area. Maybe, eventually, it 
will happen all over the campus. 
They may even give you smokers 
your own building, so you can slow- 
ly kill each other instead of the rest 
of us. 

Ashley Dean 

Dear Editor, 

This regards Dan Helms' 
"Greek Member Takes a Stand on 
Negative Stereotyping of Greek 
System on Campus," from the 
October 15, 1996 issue. 

Mr. Helms claims not to slan- 
der non-Greek students. However, 
through referring to them as 
"GDI's," he blatantly insults those 
with any intelligence. He also 

claims, in a round about way, that 
without Greek organizations, non- 
Greek students would have no 
extracurricular activities in which to 
involve themselves. This is an obvi- 
ous fallacy, as there are many orga- 
nizations, apart from the Greek sys- 
tem, on campus and not all of them 
are run by Greek students. 

In addition, Helms' grammar is 
atrocious. His ignorance reflects 

Dear Editor, 

KNWD 91.7FM is 
Northwestern's very own student 
run and operated radio station. We, 
KNWD, serve the students of 
Northwestern by providing a broad 
variety of musical formats that stu- 
dents may not be able to hear on 
commercial radio stations.KNWD 
plays modem rock music, urban, 
gospel, jazz, and has multiple other 
specialty shows. 

We have also been publicizing 
campus events in order to get stu- 
dents more involved. Most recently 
we have pushed Homecoming, the 
Half Niter, the blood drive, NSU 
sports, and have even brought in 2 
Live Crew for an autograph session 
in the Alley 

KNWD has also recently made 
an agreement with the NSU 
Journalism department to begin pro- 
viding news and information to the 
students. You can listen to the latest 
news on KNWD at 8:30am, Noon. 

upon the entire Greek system, as he 
appears to speak for the whole. 
When speaking for a group that 
large, eloquence and exactness of 
speech is a must; lest the negative 
stereotype be reinforced. 

I do not mean by my criticism 
to condemn the entire Greek system. 
It is simply an attempt to relieve 
myself of some of the injustice I felt 
at reading Helms' letter. Although I 

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anyone is interested in joining th* tensive li 
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located in 109 Kyser hall. Set the bai 

I am always glad to recei ve Stud« 
comments on the radio station' Bossier ar 
whether they are positive or neg 3 ' these stat 
tive. One can reach me by e-mail & Demon's ■• 
KNWD @ alpha.nsula or by phone «' r od£ 
357-4180. But, remember, if y° Ul nacymaj< 
tune into KNWD and find that y° u for not bei 
may not enjoy a particular sho* 1 
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dial. Or, better yet, listen to the s»' 
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Demons stomp Bearcats in Homecoming Game 

[erry Rushing 
Staff reporter 

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The Demon football team got 
back on track with a huge 38-21 
homecoming victory over the Sam 
Houston Bearcats. 

With the win the Demons 
move to 4-2 on the season and more 

1-1 and tied 

for first in 
t h e 

was a total 
team effort 
in the sec- 

ond half, Coach Goodwin said 
after the game. The stat sheet after 
the game showed that two of three 
players almost rushed over 100 

QB Warren Patterson was the 
Demon who fell short of 100 yards, 
finishing with 84 for the game. 
Anthony Williams had 119 yards on 
the ground, and a 70 yard run for a 
touchdown. Brian Jacquet added 
114 yards on the ground. 

The Demons went into the locker 
room at half-time leading 14-6. 
After Mike Stone fumbled the sec- 
ond half kick-off, the Bearcats got a 
quick touchdown and a two point 
conversion to tie the game at 14-14. 

Pat Palmer then got on a roll 
and caught two long balls for touch- 
downs. Palmer had a eye popping 
165 yards on 5 catches. 

The Demons had 599 total 
yards in the game and totally domi- 
nated the second half, setting a 
record for total offense in a game in 

the Sam Goodwin era. 

Offensive Coordinator Steve 
Mullins was given a lot of the cred- 
it by Goodwin for changing up the 
Demon play rotation in the second 
half. Mullins took it in stride 
though, saying that "it was the kids 
that executed the plays all I did is 
call them with the help of our coach- 
ing staff." 

up big 
in the 

Jermaine Jones, and Kenny Wright 
had interceptions. Coach Pevito's 
defense worked like a charm in the 
second half after the Bearcats scored 
the quick touchdown after Mike 
Stone fumbled the second half kick- 
off. Stone, although he fumbled, 
played a excellent game with the 
special teams and on the defensive 
side of the ball. Clint Loggins 
played like a man possessed as he 
had four or five bone crushing hits. 

The Demons take a break from 
conference play this week as they 
travel to play Youngstown State in 
Ohio. The Penguins won the 
national title two years ago and look 
tough again this year as they are 
rated in the Top Twenty-Five poll 
again this year in I-AA. If the 
Demons play like they did against 
Sam Houston, they will be coming 
home from Ohio with another victo- 

Shreveport-Bossier City 
radio stations to cany 
four NSU football games 

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bports editor 

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Four of the Demons' football 
games will receive air time in 
Shreveport-Bossier area starting 
with the showdown against Nicholls 
State. KLKL-FM aired this game 
while the three other games will be 
aired over KFLO-AM 1300. 

The next three games to be 
broadcasted is Youngstown State, 
Oct. 26; Troy State, Nov. 9; and 
McNeese State, Nov 16. 

New Athletic Director Greg 
rJCC Burke is pleased with the support 
received from the sponsors which 
make these broadcasts possible. 
"We're grateful to our sponsor 
i f about 70for making these live broadcasts 
jockeys, allpossible for our many supporters in 
WD for theihe Shreveport-Bossier area," Burke 
xperience- tfsaid. "We plan to provide compre- 
joining thehensive live radio coverage in the 
our studios future for this area. We're happy to 
11. get the ball rolling this season." 

I to receitf Students of the Shreveport- 
dio station' Bossier area are pleased to hear that 
ive or neg a ' these station will be carrying the 
by e-mail & Demon's action, 
by phone 81 Robert Hable, senior pre-phar- 
lber, if y° u ^acy major, said that this makes up 
"md that yo tt for not being be there, 
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games anu' wflen f can \ oe ineic it n> 
still good to here the play by play 
action," Hable said. 

Hable a resident of Haughton 
says he plans to listen to the upcom- 
ing games on the participating sta- 

Jon Endsley, senior nursing 
major, stated that it would be good 
to have a station in the area that 
would carry Northwestern games. 

"I often work in Shreveport on 
the weekend and do not always get 
to attend the home games much less 
the away games, I will definitely lis- 
ten," Endsley said. 

Other students do not think that 
this will contribute much to fan sup- 

Brian Beasley, senior physical 
exercise science major, stated that 
listening to the radio will not be able 
to compete with actually being at 
the game. 'The game environment 
is what makes the game an enjoy- 
able experience, although it will be 
good to have the option of tuning 
in," Beasley said. 

The broadcasts are being 
underwritten by J. Michael Wilbum, 
Certified Financial Planner; 
Hargrove Insurance; The Wooden 
Spoon; and Manpower Temporary 

Pat Palmer helps secure the homecoming victory over Sam Houston Photo by Eric Dutlle 

Basketball scrimmage shows promise for upcoming season 

Elizabeth V. Crump 
Staff reporter 

Northwestern Demons chal- 
lenged one another in the intrasquad 
scrimmage at the Pancake 
Basketball Breakfast, Saturday 
morning at Prather Coliseum. 

Getting ready for the season, 
the Demons were divided equally 
into the purple and white teams hav- 
ing their fifth practice against one 
another. The scores were close but 
the purple won the scrimmage 45-43 
in two 10-minute halves. 

Newcomer, Cedric 
Nickelberry, scored 11 points in 
Saturday's scrimmage. Nickelberry, 

a freshman from Jackson, Miss., hit 
5 of 8 shots from the field in 17 min- 
utes to help out his purple team. 

Brock Littles, a junior college 
transfer from Three Rivers 
Community College (Mo.), added 
10 points for the Purple team going 
3-for-6 from the three point range to 
aid the victory. 

"The scrimmage went well," 
Head Basketball Coach, J.D. 
Barnett, said. "We only have 32 
practices left to prepare for the sea- 
son. This was only our fifth time 
together, so we haven't covered too 

Barnett commented on how 
returning to a new season would be 
just like starting a new class. "This 
will be a review course for our 

returning players, but for our new 
players, it is something very differ- 

College basketball is different 
from high school basketball. Every 
coach has a different philosophy. 
This is just an accelerated class in 

According to Barnett, the new 
players are impact players and, so 
far, they seem to be playing well. As 
far as returning players, Barnett said 
they have improved. 

"I am pleased with my return- 
ing players. 1 can see an improve- 
ment in Ryan Bundy and Stephen 
Barnes, and those are a few to say 
the least," Barnett added. 

Barnett seemed concerned 
about Gerald Hollands, an injured 

player from last year, whether or not 
he would be able to play after hav- 
ing an ACL operation. 

"Hollands is a 6"4 interior 
player and his quickness is used. He 
has to have trust in his knee to be 
able to be fast and be more active," 
Barnett said. 

Barnett is pleased with the 
team's attitude and said that their 
effort is outstanding. He is looking 
forward to another season of Demon 

The Demon Basketball team is 
also looking for volunteer student 
managers. Anyone interested 
should contact Dwayne Olinger, 
assistant basketball coach, at 357- 
4274 for more information. 

Volleyball Team loses three 
tough matches on the road 

Jerrv Rushing 

Staff reporter 

IThe Lady Demon volleyball 
team had a tough time this past 
week on the road losing all three 

The first match of the week 
was against Centenary 3-1(8-15,14- 
16,15-12,15-8). Andria Zegac led 
the Demons with 49 assists and 
Heather Krolczyk had 1 1 kills in the 

On Friday, the Demons trav- 
eled to Lake Charles to play 
McNeese. They lost that match 3-0 

(15-4,15-5,15-5). Delphia Livings 
led the Demons with 8 digs in this 
match. The team then traveled to 
Thibodaux to play Nicholls 
State.where they lost 3-0. 

The women are back home all 
next week to the friendly confines of 
Prather Coliseum. 

They will play Southern on 
Thursday and then host Northeast 
on Saturday in a Southland 
Conference game. Starting times 
for both games are set for 7:00 PM. 
Come out and support the women as 
they hope to get on the winning 
track again this week at Prather. 

"N" Club honors two families 

Philip Ufa- 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern State's 'N' Club, the 
university's athletic alumni organi- 
zation, recognized two families 
which have produced two genera- 
tions of outstanding players for the 

The Wright and the Gaspard 
families were honored Saturday at 
10:00 a.m. in the Purple and White 
Room of the NSU Athletic 
Fieldhouse. The two families were 
the only two in the history of 
Northwestern that have produced a 
father and two sons who were foot- 
ball letterwinners for the Demons. 

Ted Wright played quarterback 

in the single wing and Jimmy 
Gaspard was a tackle on the 
Demons' 1939 undefeated team. 
The two graduated together and 
joined up with the Navy in 1940 to 
serve in World War JJ. 

Steve and Kim were the legacy 
of Jimmy Gaspard. They followed 
in their dads' footsteps. Steve 
played wide receiver and tight end 
from 1966-69 for the Demons, and 
played for the undefeated 1966 
team. The younger son Kim played 
offensive line in 1974-75. 

Wright's sons, Stuart and 
David, played for the Demons in the 
1970s. Stuart was the quarterback 

see Club, page 6 

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\ Homecoming Athletes of the Week: Demon Offensive line 

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e Greek sy 8 ' been designated as the "Athlete of 
offended VL the Week." 

portrayal Demons offensive line has been 
portrayal Putting points on the board with 
r e are all o° Endless vigilance, earning them the 
i we not 1> V fight to carry their heads with pride. 

Stuart Archer, Jody Ferguson, 
Vai** Shawn Baumgarten, Archie 
Robinson, Clint Stuart and Tom 
J^asey list as the starting offensive 
'le. With their combined effort, 
tjtey were able to over come the 
'second half blues." 


Tom Casey is a very prominent 
player for the Demon line. He is one 
of the strongest offensive lineman, 
benching 385 pounds and power 
clean at 311 pounds. 

"Many people were beginning 
to doubt us, they did not think we 
had what it took to hold up the sec- ' 
ond half of the game," Tom Casey, 
6-4, 293 pound, senior left guard 
said. He also added, "The game 
Saturday was very important to us, 
we wanted to show everyone that we 
were more than a 'first half football 
team' and that we could hold strong 
the entire game, we did." 

The Demons are ranked fourth 
in the nation with their 469.5 yard 

total offense average, this would be 
an impossible feat with a competent 
line of offense. 

Steve Mullins Offensive Line 
Coordinator said, "They played very 
well Saturday. They had a long hard 
week in preparation for the game, 
and they responded with great dili- 
gence." " They are a great group of 
guys, who work hard together in 
order to get the job done. I enjoy 
working with all of them," Mullins 

Head Coach Sam Goodwin had 
a few comments about the offensive 
line, "Well, there an ugly bunch, but 
seriously they are very deserving of 
the "Athletes of the Week" award. 

"They love to play the game 
and are good at what they do." 
When asked who he would pick to 
be the best over-all lineman he said, 
"I can't single out just one player, 
they all play very consistent. As far 
as records go, Jody is graded very 
high but they all play very well." 

One of the three starters who 
returned to the offensive line with 
great strength and agility is Jody 

He was graded very high in the 
NSU vs. Sam Houston game. "We 
were let down a couple of times in 
the last few games, so we were 
determined to perform with more 
intensity in order to make up for lost 


In the future, we will only get 
better," Ferguson, 6-1, 307 pound, 
senior, right tackle said. 

Three letter veteran Shawn 
Baumgarten, a force to be reckoned 
with, said, "We are trying really 
hard to keep the pace up. We try 
each week to get a good practice to 
make every thing work out." 
Baumgarten ,6-1, 322 pound, senior, 
right tackle suffered from a pinched 
nerve in his neck last spring, but it 
has not effected his performance 
much at all. 

Stuart Archer was optimistic 
with his views about the line. "We 
played a solid four quarters, we have 

the potential to be the best offensive 
line in the conference." 

The rest of the line up for the 
offensive line are Brian Bailey 6-4, 
297 junior, left tackle, Rawleigh 
Fisher 6-3, 264, left guard, Joe Dan 
Martin 6-0, 263 freshman, center 
and Joel Ferguson 6-0, 295 senior, 
right guard. 

As demonstrated Saturday, the 
Demon offensive line is a full time, 
big time blocking machine, that any 
defense will have problems pene- 
trating to the inside. 

They have had a few shaky 
games in the past, but they have and 
will continue to prove why they are 
the "Athletes of the Week." 

Page 6 

Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 22, 1996 

Rodeo team starts off semester placing high in events 

DeAdrian Alexander 

Staff reporter 

Thus far, the men's rodeo team 
has had two college rodeos. 

In the first intercollegiate rodeo 
of the season. Josh Johnson won 
first place in the bull riding compe- 
tition in St. Pleasant, Texas, and 
Lane Holland won the long round 
this past weekend in Huntsville, 

"In both rodeos that we've 
competed in, our team did quite 
well," Chad Hagan said. 

"At the first rodeo we were in 
secondplace, and I imagine we got 
pretty close and got quite a few 
points this time too," said Matt 

Also placing this weekend were 
Todd Covington; second in calf rop- 

ing, Chad Hagan and Scott Welch; 
third, and Steven Perkins and 
Hagan; fourth in team roping. 

The rodeo team has a new advi- 
sor this semester and the team mem- 
bers are quite happy with the 
change. " 

Dr. Pace was the rodeo adviser a 
while back and he knows what's 
going on. He just needs to be 
brought up to date on the new rules. 
He does a good job. He sees that we 
stay in line, get everything in on 
time and he makes sure that we 
don't get in trouble," Hagan said. 

The team has 10 college 
rodeos. Four this fall and six in the 
spring. The top two all-around 
teams in each event will compete in 
the college finals in South Dakota. 

Everyone in the rodeo is called 
the long run. They compete on one 
head of stock. Saturday night, they 

bring the Top 10 back in each event 
(there are nine events). The Top 10 
compete on other head of stock. 

They average of the two scores 
and points added determines the 
winner. The Top four in each round 
usually win money and points to go 
toward the end of the year. 

"If the whole team can do well, 
then the whole team will be able to 
go to the finals rather than just an 
individual in an event," Hagan said. 
"You have two different teams. You 
have a men's team and a women's 
team. You can have up to six mem- 
bers on the men's team. You can 
have more than that for the whole 
school, but the other people will 
have to compete individually. The 
women's team can have up to four 
members, but we only have three," 
Gillen said. 

Qualifications for the team 

depends on the member's status 
from the previous rodeo. " Dr. Pace 
doesn't necessarily take you off the 
team if you have a bad rodeo. If you 
don't accumulate any points over a 
continuous period of maybe three 
rodeos, someone that's not on the 
team and doing well will be 
swapped with you," Hagan said. 

"We're going for the best for 
the team. If somebody that's not on 
the team made points and somebody 
on the team didn't, then you want 
the person on the team that's making 
points. That way, the team can do 
better," said Gillen. 

Rodeo competition seems to be 
a thing of the past at Northwestern. 
The closest rodeo competition this 
year is in Lake Charles, at McNeese 
which will be next semester. "They 
were held at the coliseum in the '80s 
and the rodeo team fizzled 

Phi Beta Lamda members attend State Conference inBaton Rouge 

Lorianne Nelson 

Members of Phi Beta Lamda during a recent conference in Baton Rouge 

Contributing writer 

Fifteen members of Phi Beta 
Lambda spent last Saturday attend- 
ing the Louisiana Fall Leadership 
Conference on the LSU campus at 
Baton Rouge. 

Phi Beta Lambda is the colle- 
giate version of FBLA (Future 
Business Leaders of America) and 
works to prepare college students to 
enter the professional world after 
graduation. Conferences like this 
one provide workshops that cover 
work related topics, and allow stu- 
dents to make contacts with profes- 
sionals already in their field.. 

The members of Phi Beta 
Lambda LSU hosted this confer- 
ence and arranged for the four guest 
speakers. The workshops offered 
were: Total Quality Management, 
Managing Diversity, Career 
Planning Managing up and Money 

Some of the speakers were 
Professors from the university, and 
other business professionals from 
Frito-Lay, Bell South Mobility, and 
Bank One. 

The luncheon included a 
Keynote Address from Buddy 
Roemer, who discussed some prin- 
ciples of business he has learned 
through his experiences. 

The Current Sauce 

would like to 
congratulate all of 
this year s 
Homecoming Court 

and Carlton 
Downey, Mr. NSU, 
and Martha Hooper, 


out until four or five years ago. They 
haven't had a rodeo competition 
since then," Hagan said. 

Hagan believes that since the 
team has a new adviser who knows 
what's going on, they will have a 
rodeo competition at home in the 
next year or two. 

Members of the team do not 
have the facilities at Northwestern 
to practice so they must go home 
during the week in order to practice. 

"There's not a place on campus 
for us to practice, to keep cattle, or 
to keep our horses. I live in 
Leesville and I go home and prac- 
tice two or three times a week," 
Hagan said. 

"That's another thing that our 
new adviser is trying to work on and 
get us a place that we can practice 
on campus and have cattle," Hagan 

Club con t from 

Members of the team said they all 
grew up around it (rodeoing) with 
their families. "I grew up on a cattle 
farm in Grensburg, La.," Covington 

All team members agree that 
they are very competitive "This is 
probably the best and most compet- 
itive team we've had since the rodeo 
team started up again six years ago," 
Hagan said. 

"I'm just happy to be here at a 
good school with all my buddies," 
Jones said. 

The team has been very com- 
petitive in the past two rodeos and 
they hope to continue their success 
through the next semester and repre- 
sent Northwestern to the best of 
their ability. 

page 5 

Northwestern State's 'N' 
Club, the university's athletic 
alumni organization, recognized 
two families which have produced 
two generations of outstanding 
players for the Demons. 

The Wright and the Gaspard 
families were honored Saturday at 
10:00 a.m. in the Purple and White 

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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, October 29, 1996 


Former NSU professor facing four counts of mail fraud in second federal indictment 

Andrew Martin 




Former Northwestern associate 
professor and alumni William J. 
Long has been indicted on charges 
of mail fraud by a federal grand jury 
in Beaumont, Texas. 

Long and three other men have 
been indicted following their 
involvement in a scam that victim- 
ized Texas law enforcement agen- 
cies, schools and sportsmen. 

The scam was built around a 
device that Long and others called 

the Quadro Tracker, which they 
falsely claimed could be used to 
detect contraband. 

Long and the others indicted 
marketed the device by saying that 
the Quadro Tracker operated on the 
allegedly scientific principle of 
matching molecular emissions from 
the substance or object being 
searched for to the molecular emis- 
sions in a locator card carried in the 

According to the indictment, 
the marketing literature dealing with 
the Quadro Tracker falsely repre- 
sented that the device contained an 
inductor, conductor, oscillator as 

well as a pre-programmed chip in 
the locator card for 
each type of contra- 
band; which included 
everything from ille- 
gal drugs to guns and 

Despite Long 
and others' claims 
about the Quadro 
Tracker and its capa- 
bilities, X-ray and 
other scientific analy- 
sis of the device 
revealed that it con- 
sisted of a hollow 

retractable antennae similar to those 
found on transistor 

Also, the "pre- 
programmed locator 
cards" were found to 
be nothing more than 
a small piece of Xerox 
paper sealed between 
two pieces of plastic. 

Scientific analy- 
ses also concluded 
that the operating 
principles that the 
Quadro Tracker sup- 
posedly operated on 

plastic shell with a swivel-mounted were "scientifically unsound", and 

the device could not operate as had 
been represented. 

Long and others marketed and 
sold different models of the Quadro 
Trackers such as a law enforcement 
model or a school model with prices 
ranging from $395 to $8,000. 

The device was also marketed 
through state distributors who sold 
the devices in other areas of the 
country. The distributors were not 
named in the indictment. 

The indictment went on to say 
that Long and the others involved 
made over $800,000 dollars by sell- 
ing the Quadro Tracker to distribu- 
tors, law enforcement agencies, cor- 

rectional facilities, schools and 
sportsmen from around March 1993 
to January 1996. 

If found guilty, Long and the 
others named in the indictment face 
up to five years in jail and/or 
$250,000 in fines on each of the 

The other men named in the 
indictment were Wade- L. 
Quattlebaum, Raymond L. Fisk and 
Malcom S. Roe. 

This is Long's second federal 
indictment following a jail sentence 
brought about by his involvement in 
the jobs training scandal here at the 

NSU students learn to read the fine print of registration 

Kevin Bronfth 

Staff reporter 

As students begin advising and 
pre-registration for the Spring 1997 
semester, they need to familiarize 
themselves with the registration 
changes for the upcoming year. 

"Centrally, there are no 
changes," according to Lillie Bell, 
acting registrar, "Rather, we are try- 
ing to expedite the process we have 
been doing in the past. In the past, 
thousands of letters were sent out 
after regular registration asking the 
students 'Are you attending? If not, 
please let us know."' 

During this period, referred to 
as the "14-day count," the Registrars 
Office took 14 class days and veri- 
fied whether or not a student was 
attending the University. 

If they were attending, their 
schedule was verified and placed 
into the computer. If it was deter- 
mined that a student was not attend- 
ing the University, their schedule 
was then removed from the comput- 

This created a problem for 
incoming students that did not have 
the opportunity to pre-register dur- 
ing the preceding semester. 

As a result, the process of veri- 

fying whether or not a student is 
returning to the University has 
changed. This year, beginning 
November 22, the Registrar's Office 
will begin sending the "Certification 
of Intent Form" to students that pre- 
registered during the Fall semester. 

According to Mrs. Bell, "We 
can verify whether or not those that 
pre-registered will indeed return in 
the Spring." 

If the student signs the 
Certification of Intent and returns it 

see Register, page 2 


Social Work Club helps community with 
time spent at area soup kitchen, school 

Tatum Lyles 

Carrie Ann Shepherd volunteers her time at the 

s OUp kitchen here in town. photo by Tatum Lyles 

News editor 

This year will be filled with 
activity for the members of the 
Social Work Club, who will spend 
many hours helping the community 
of Natchitoches by working in a 
soup kitchen and at an alternate 

According to Carrie Ann 
Shepherd, sophomore speech 
pathology and art major, the Social 
Work Club has a special group of 
members called the Project 
Committee who help decide which 
activities the club will participate 

This year, the two main pro- 
jects will include helping at a soup 
kitchen, located on the corner of 
Fourth Street and Pavey, and help- 
ing students at the alternate school 
by providing snacks. 

According to Connie Batiste, 
junior social work major, the soup 
kitchen, headed up by Maxiene 
Brown, is to help those people who 
cannot afford to eat healthy meals. 

Brown provides food Monday 
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 

Debera Lee, Lin Andrea and 
Carrie Ann Shepherd keep the peo- 
ple who depend on the soup kitchen 
fed by making sure someone is 
there to assist Brown daily. 

The members of the Social 
Work Club help at the soup kitchen 
daily by serving the customers and 
helping clean up. 

"There are people here in 
Natchitoches who cannot provide 
sufficient food for themselves and 
their families, and many who come 
in have jobs," said Shepherd. "It is 
very easy to become desensitized to 
this, but the fact still remains that 
these are 'real people.' 

I hope that working in the soup 
kitchen — and interacting with the 
people who depend on it — will help 
me to remember this." 

Demon volleyball improves to 6-20 

Northwestern beat Southern last week improving Demon record to 6-20 
heading into their weekend Southland Conference match against NLU. 

photo by Steve Evans 

First phase of two mile jogging track completed 

Suzanne Delanev 

Staff reporter 

What's the newest fitness craze 
to hit Northwestern? No, it's not the 
Ab Roller Plus. 

It's the newly completed first 
phase of a two-mile jogging track 
of paved and lighted fitness fun. 

The initial half-mile part of the 
track stretches from the intersection 
of South Jefferson St. and Tarlton 
Drive to the University Columns 
Apartments entrance. 
"According to Loran Lindsey, direc- 
tor of NSU's Physical Plant, the next 

phase of the project will extend the 
jogging track to La. Highway 6. 
Eventually the track will run along 
Chaplain's Lake to the edge of the 
NSU campus. 

The initial idea came from the 
requests of the students and public 
of Natchitoches. Many people jog, 
walk, or ride bicycles on campus. In 
the past few years, the University 
has grown, and with this growth has 
come an increase in automobile traf- 
fic. Students, as well as the public, 
wanted a safer way to work out. 

"At Northwestern, we stress, as 
part of the educational process, the 
importance of physical fitness and a 
healthy lifestyle," NSU President, 

Dr. Randall J. Webb. "What better 
way to promote such activity on the 
part of our students and employees 
than the construction of a track for 
jogging, walking, or biking?" 

"This will provide opportuni- 
ties for such activities in an environ- 
ment designed for safety," Webb 
said. "It will permit individuals the 
added joy of viewing our beautiful 
campus while engaging in fitness 

Northwestern responded with 
funding through parking fees which 
are $15 for each student, faculty, 
and staff member who park on cam- 
pus. These fees pay for all campus 


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Tuesday, October 29, 1996 Tuesday 


Campus Briefs 

Ghost Chase 

Northwestern 's Department of Recreational Sports will sponsor its 
annual Ghost Chase Wednesday, Oct. 30 beginning at 4 p.m. on the 
banks of Chaplin's Lake. 

"The House of Blue Leaves" 

The cast has been announced for the NSU Theatre's production of 
John Guare's 'The House of Blue Leaves" by director Dr. Jim Stacy. 
The play will be performed Nov. 14-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre West. 
The play is a contemporary comedy in which a late middle-aged zoo 
attendant still has lingering visions of being a song writer. His mis- 
tress downstairs; his wife "Bananas"; an old school chum, now a 
Hollywood producer; and his AWOL son, who wants to blow up the 
pope at Yankee Stadium, complicate his dream. Admission is free to 
NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students, 
$4 for the general public and $2 for all other students and senior citi- 
zens. For ticket information, call 357-5015. 

Guest Artist Recital 

Dr. F. Gerard Errante will present a guest artist recital at the 
University Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The 
concert is sponsored by the Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear 
Department of Creative and Performing Arts and the NSU Student 
Activities Board. Errante will perform music for clarinet along with 
electronic processing techniques. He will also present two lecture 
demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Magale Recital Hall. All 
events are free and open to the public. 

Educational Forum 

An educational forum for school personnel interested in working 
toward a master's degree in school counseling will be held Monday, 
Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at the University Center at England Airpark in 
Alexandria. The forum is sponsored by NSU's Division of Education. 
The topic will be "The Value of School Counseling for the Students, 
the Family and the Community." 

Campus Connections 

College Democrats 

The College Democrats will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday in 
321 of the Student Union. We will discuss our Adopt- A-Highway 
program and upcoming fundraisers. Don't forget the Halloween activ- 
ity in the Student Union Ballroom Thursday night. Bring a canned 

Delta Sigma Theta 

The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority invite all NSU students and 
faculty to the events they will be hosting throughout the semester: 

- DST, Iota Mu Chapter, has given recognition to breast cancer 
throughout the month of October as part of "Breast Cancer Awareness 
Month," by passing out pamphlets that inform young women of the 
risks and affects of this disease. 

- Thursday, Delta Sigma Theta will be hosting a Halloween Costume 
Treat at 10 p.m. in the Red Room. 

- The Ladies of Crimson and Cream will be holding a Christmas Ball 
Dec. 11 in the Student Union Ballroom from 8 p.m. until midnight. 
Couples- $8 and Single- $5. Pictures will be taken. 

New Student Organization 

Attention Reservists, National Guardsmen, and veterans of all branch- 
es, a new student organization meeting will be held at 9 p.m. Tuesday 
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Sarah Crooks 

Managing editor 

Where can a confused 
Northwestern student find the infor- 
mation he or she needs about fee 
payment, registration, drop dates, 
and school holidays? 

Almost everything a student 
needs to know to survive the spring 
semester can be found in the 1997 
Spring Schedule of Classes. 

"In the Schedule of Classes, we 
have everything in there, the acade- 
mic calendar, the last day to resign 
with 100 percent [refund], with 50 
percent, the resignation policy is in 
there," Lillie Bell, acting registrar, 

The spring semester schedules 
have a new look, or at least new 
information in them. 

"We did change some thing's 
with the Schedule of Classes," Bell 
said. "We added more information 
this time for the benefit of the stu- 

The newest information in the 

Schedule explains the University's 
registration policy, and Bell 
explains that it is in the students' 
best interest if they read all the 
information in the Schedule instead 
of skimming through it while pick- 
ing out their classes. 

There are different resignation 
policies for new students and con- 
tinuing students. The rules of resig- 
nation for both these groups are list- 
ed in the Schedule of Classes, Bell 

"All the information is in 
there," Bell said. "I would encour- 
age students to read; read the cata- 
log and read the Schedule of 

"Sometimes, when students 
come in for regular registration and 
have signed up for full-time load, 
and if they watch the academic cal- 
endar and they drop from full-time 
to nine hours, they won't get a 
refund but there are some reductions 
in fees. Students could save them- 
selves some money if they would 

to the Registrar's Office within the 
time specified, the classes the stu- 
dent pre-registered for will be held 
for the upcoming semester. 

Consequently, if the student 
fails to sign and return the 
Certification of Intent, the classes 
they registered for will be dropped 
from the computer. 

As a result, the student will 
then have to re-register during regu- 
lar registration. 

"With this process, we are try- 
ing to do it (verifying) up front. We 
are trying to verify those students 
who have already registered, 
whether they plan to return to the 
University or not. 

'Therefore, we can cancel reg- 
istration for that student, drop his or 
her classes and free up the section 
for students who are already here, 
especially the highly demanded 
classes such as the zoology and 
computer courses" Bell said. 

According to Bell, "We are try- 
ing to speed up this process and 
clean it up so when regular registra- 
tion begins, you will have all of 
those free sections you can come in 

and register for." 

"We are trying to give the stu- 
dents who are here the opportunity 
to get the classes they otherwise 
would not have been able to get" 

Bell also noted that the 
Certification of Intent is not a bind- 
ing contract between the student and 
the University, saying, "Even 
though you send it (Certification of 
Intent) to us, you still have the 
opportunity to change your mind." 

"If you sign the Certification of 
Intent stating you are going to return 
and decide later that you do not 
want to return to the University, you 
must notify the Registrar's Office in 
writing that you do not plan to 
attend, otherwise you will still be 
held responsible for the fees 
incurred. It is the students responsi- 
bility to see that the Certification is 
returned within the specified time." 

If you have any questions con- 
cerning the Certification of Intent or 
registration, contact the Registrar's 
Office at 357-6171 or stop by 
Monday through Friday from 8 to 

The Current Sauce 

Ben Serous 

Staff reporter 

Director of Financial Aid Gil 
Gilson received the "Man of the 
Year" award earlier this month for 
his ability to extensively help the 
community with courteous and 
abundant aid. 

Gilson, treasurer of the State 
Association of Financial Aid, never 
expected to receive such an honor at 
the association's state convention. 

"I was surprised," Gilson said. 
"I was thinking about how much the 
luncheon was going to cost." 

Gilson has been director of 
financial aid at Northwestern for ten 
years with only one' real challenge, 
"to increase aid to students with just 
a little staff," he said. 

In fact, financial aid to students 
has increased from $600,000 to $8 
million in Pell Grants and from $2 
million in loans have increased to 

$20 million in Gilson's term. 

Gilson attributes such success 
to the automation which helps in 
processing more student loans faster 
and discovering more loan availabil- 

Gilson's only regret is with his 

"I can't always 
see as many students 
as I want," Gilson 
said. "I like to sit 
down with students 

Brandon Sanders 
appreciated that one- 
on-one style. 

"I asked for 
loans this year and 
when I came in for 
them they told me 
the loans were can- 
celed," Sanders said. "I never can- 
celed the loans. They told me to 
reapply and come back in two 

weeks. Two weeks later I came 
back and they said they were still 
canceled after I reapplied for new 

"I asked to see Gilson and he 
sat down with me, filled out a guar- 
antee, and did everything right into 
the computer." 

Jude Finn, junior 
radiology major, trans- 
ferred from a summer 
session at LSUE to 
NSU in the Fall of 
1994 and says he was 
grateful for Gilson's 
help when loans never 
arrived and financial 
records were delayed. 

Finn stated, 
"Gilson faxed a letter 
to LSUE, helped defer 
all my payments until 
the end of the semester 
when my !oan came in, and he is 
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people who live here started when 
his family moved here while he was 
in seventh grade. He graduated with 
a Bachelor's degree in student per- 
sonnel services in 1970. 

During the next three years of 
study for his master's degree, Gilson 
worked with Vice President of 
Student Affairs Richard Galloway to 
operate the student loan center, 
admissions, state travel with high 
school recruiting, Student 
Government Association Fund, and 
the disciplinary committee for fra- 
ternities and sororities. 

'The practicum experience was 
an experience dealing with students 
on one side and administrators on 
another," Gilson said. 

It is to this experience that 
Gilson accredits his understanding, 
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The Current Sauce 

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^avana Calling 
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Orlando "Maraca" Valle was 
born into a musical family and has 
been playing the flute since he was 
10-years-old. He's such an accom- 
plished musician that he won the 
EGREM (Cuban equivalent of the 
Grammy's) prize for best Latin jazz 
record in 1995. 

He also wrote and arranged 
three of the tracks on Cubanismo !. 
an album by Jesus Alemany that I 
have in my collection and actually 
listen to on a fairly regular basis. 
Havana Calling is Maraca's debut 
album with his own group, Otra 
Vision, and features "the cream of 
Havana's young jazz musicians, in 
collaboration with some of Cuba's 
greatest percussionists." 

If you like both jazz and Cuban 
music, then Havana Calling is a disc 
you really don't want to miss, 
because it combines the best of both 

The percussion is unbelievable. 
It has just enough Latino spice to 
pay tribute to its Cuban roots, but it 
still somehow manages to mix in 
well with the jazz horns and com- 
plements, rather than overpowering 

Most of the music on Havana 
Calling tends to lean more toward 

jazz than anything, but the sixth 
track, "Sarabanda Kimbancero", 
sounds more like the traditional 
Cuban dance music. The drums are 
heavy and the percussion is all over 
the place. 

This is the kind of song that'll 
make even the most spastic person 
want to get up and dance the Samba. 
(Just be sure you do it by yourself, 
and keep the doors locked while 
you're at it.) 

"Nueva Era" reminds me of the 
theme song to the Peanuts Gang car- 

As soon as I heard it, I immedi- 

ately developed a mental picture of 
the little dirty kid jigging around, 
spewing forth filthy fumes in all 

The song "Bolivia" features 
some of the best horn work I've 
heard in a long time. Actually, I 
don't think I've heard horns this 
good since the Cubanisimo ! album. 
(No surprise.) 

If you like listening to some- 
body wailing on the saxophone and 
trumpet, then this song should be 
right up your alley. 

Overall, I have to say that I like 
this disc a lot. I don't like it as much 

as Cubanisimo! . which had stronger 
drum beats, but enough to where I 
know I'll find myself popping it into 
the disc player from time to time in 
the future. 

If you already like Latin jazz, 
or you're just in the mood to broad- 
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This disc was recorded in 
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me, I can't figure out why in the hell 
the record company didn't just allow 
it to remain in waiting for another 10 
more years at the very least. 

As soon as I pushed the play 
button, my immediate response was 
"Thjs s — t's working on my nerves, 
and it's only been on for 10 sec- 

The vocals on Ammentos are 
tonal — I mean, really, really tonal. 
It seems that the same awful phrase 
is being repeated over and over 

It's awful. 

If you ever want to torture 
someone mentally, just make 'em 
listen to this crap through a set of 

Generally, whenever I review 
anything non-metal, I purposely try 
to keep an open mind and get the 
full musical experience of whatever 

it is that I'm listening to. But in this 
case, I don't think anybody in all of 
creation could actually listen to this 
smegma and enjoy it. 
It's horrible. 

The whole time I'm typing this 
review, I'm laughing just because of 
the sheer suckiness of it all. 

This is sooo bad. I can't even 
concentrate to type because it's cut- 
ting into my skull like Jeffery 
Dahmer on a particularly creative 

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Current Sauce 

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Northwestern State University 
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Our View 

Hey. What s going on? 

Okay, the apathy here at Northwestern has finally seeped into the 
one sacred bastion of opinions, the one place where students could find 
an opinion, the Current Sauce. 

After receiving comments and complaints about many of the top- 
ics we as the staff have chosen to discuss the question comes to "How 
are we supposed to come up with 30 wonderful and interesting topics 
that we feel strongly enough to talk about throughout the course of the 

Throughout the year we have delved into many of the controversial 
areas of Northwestern and also into the problem areas. But this week, 
there is no topic. 

We are extremely sorry if this causes any mental anguish to our 

"We realize the responsibility we hold.... but 
regretfully cannot share our opinion this week." 

faithful readers but we haven't seen or heard of anything going on. 

The editorial is a place for the reader to come to know the editori- 
al staff. Until today, we have chosen which issues to discuss and exact- 
ly how much you the students get to know about the editorial staff and 
our feelings about the issues. • 

We realize the responsibility we hold as being part of the student 
media, but regretfully cannot share our opinion this week. We now ask 
the student body for topics that would peak their interest. 

Due to the record numbers of letters to the editor, there have been 
many ideas, however these topics have been well covered. 

Although, not having something to write an editorial about is not 
necessarily a negative thing. 

Many other college editorials are flooded with problems about 
their campuses. Most editorial topics are about crime on campus or 
crime in the city where the school is located, so in this case, "no news 
is good news." 

On the other hand, some of the editorials out there in the student 
media are about the wonderful things happening around campus that 
positively affect the students; in this case no topic may be a bad thing. 

What we have here is a "is the glass half full or half empty" situa- 
tion, so whether you are an optimist or a pessimist may have an effect 
on how you view this editorial. 

We need something new to inspire us. We have had it with all the 
trivial BS. Can anyone help us? 

Yes, we know we could talk about: how the parking sucks, how it 
is hard to find decent fast food service, and how we are discriminated 
against but let's face it, that's life- get use to it 

No one can foresee the future, but so far, we don't see an editorial 
worth writing. Again, we apologize that we as an Editorial Staff 
can't fulfill the needs of our readers this week. If you have a problem 
with it, help us out. 

Look for something new, something innovative, some interest- 
peaking idea. We would appreciate any help that our readers can pro- 
vide for us. If you do have an interesting subject for an editorial, write 

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Northwestern: Where compliance with hundreds 

of stupid rules comes first 

Columnist explores history of Halloween and its role in modem society 

Guest Columnist 
Philip Wise 

Halloween is soon approaching 
us. It is time to get out the old cos- 
tumes or obtain new ones. Children 
come out dressed as their favorite 
character or some hideous demonic 

What is this saying to our 
young people? Is it good or bad? 

I know that everyone at on time 
or another has dressed up to go out 
trick-or-treating, it seems harmless 
enough — or is it. How much do we 
really know about Halloween. Just 
think about it for a moment: chil- 
dren running around looking like 
witches and goblins, begging people 
for candy. Is this good for their men- 
tal development, you decide. 

Hundreds of years before 
Christ was born, Britain and Ireland 
was inhabited by Celts, who cele- 

brated a festival on Oct. 31st. Unlike 
the children's holiday of today, the 
Celts and the Druids, celebrated 
Samhain. This is a festival that 
defined the New Year of the Celtics, 
that began on Nov. 1st. 

The Celts believed in this cele- 
bration that the veil that separates 
the living from the dead was most 
vulnerable. They believed that on 
the evening of the 31st, Hallows 
Eve, the dead would rise, spirits 
would inhabit the earth until the sun 
rose the next moming. 

The Celts not fully understand- 
ing what the spirits might do, 
offered them food and sacrifices, 
animal or human to ensure a suc- 
cessful year. 

Centuries later, descendants of 
the druids dressed as evil spirits to 

celebrate the Samhain Festival. 

I know, what is all of this have 
to do with our modern day celebra- 
tion of Halloween. Well to make a 
real long story short the Irish immi- 
grants in the mid 1800's brought to 
America the Halloween customs. 

This didn't go over to well at 
first. People running around 
demanding a treat or they would 
trick the refusing party. Eventually 
the Irish custom caught on and this 
is where we get our Halloween fun. 

I have given you a brief 
overview of how the once a year 
devil fest came to be. 

Enough about history, let us 
discuss the potential problem at 

Should we allow our children 
to participate in what was ones just 
a festivals for pagans; or should we 
let them have their fun, not know- 
ing, with their innocence, to cele- 
brate the demonic rituals. 

Halloween is the second most 
celebrated party night there is, the 
first being Christmas. Are we in 
some small way trying to imitate 
evil spirits, I don't know? 

One thing is certain, a beaming 
child dressed in their little red devil 
costume — with a pointy tail, pro- 
truding homs and a pitch fork- is no 
threat at all. They are not thinking of 
what the celebration use to be. They 
are just thinking of what kind of 
goodies they can put in their bag. 

I do not believe that trick-or- 
treating will ever pose a problem 
with the development of a child, it 
can only enhance it. They will learn 
things that will help them the rest of 
their life, provided that their parents 
direct them in the right direction. 

Don't get in car with strangers, 
look both ways before crossing the 
street, don't take candy from 
strangers: things such as this will 
only help a child. 

The real problem with 
Halloween is the teenagers or even 
the college students. They play their 
pranks hoping to get a good laugh 
from it. That is all fine and good, but 
occasionally some take it to far. 

So be safe this Halloween, have 
your fun, play your tricks — I know I 

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tor District Judge 

Standing: Allison D. Grant, Monty Jr., and Nicole Doggett 
Seated: Monty and Jeanne Doggett 


45 year old Christian attorney 

20 years practicing law with extensive 
criminal & civil trial experience ( 14 more 
than his opponent) 

Married Jeanne Vige; Three children: 
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Natchitoches High School graduate (1969) 

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Monty Doggett is the most 
experienced and most qualified 
candidate for district judge. He is a 
45 year old Christian attorney with 
20 years of extensive criminal and 
civil trial experience ( 14 more than 
his opponent). 

Let's make sure we elect the best 
qualified people for public office. 
Don't elect your next District Judge 
based on money, signs, speeches, 
names or advertisements. Rather, 
look at experience, qualifications, 
character and one's reputation for 
treating people fairly. 

Before election day, November 5, 
please talk with someone. Ask 
about and consider our most 
qualified candidate for District 

Judge, Monty Doggett. 

• NSU Adjunct Professor, teaching paralegal 
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Demons unable to defeat Penguins at Youngstown State 

Brian Satawa 
Staff reporter 

Youngstown State's defense 
didn't have to stop Northwestern 
State's high-geared offense 

The Youngstown State offense 
took care of that by taking care of 
the ball, holding possession for two- 
thirds of the game as the Penguins 
(6-2) pounded out a 24-14 victory 
over the No. 19-ranked Demons (4- 

Northwestern touched the ball 
only three times in the second half. 
The Demons scored on their first 
two series on a 36-yard Pat Palmer 
reception and an 8-yard Anthony 
Williams run to creep within 17-14 
as the fourth quarter began. Then, 
the Penguins regained control by 
eating 7:33 off the clock on a 16- 
play drive to their last touchdown. 

"Give them credit because they 
won playing good old-fashioned 
football," Northwestern coach Sam 
Goodwin said. "It's hard to score if 
you don't have the ball." 

Youngstown State had posses- 
sion for 22 of 30 minutes in the sec- 
ond half, including 12 of the final 15 

Northwestern was averaging 
470 yards per game, but managed 
only 228 despite getting 5.3 yards 
per play. The Demons ran just 43 

plays and had the ball only 20:52, 
while the Penguins ran 71 plays and 
netted a modest 335 yards, but con- 
trolled the ball for 39:08. 

"Our defense kept us in the 
game in the first half, and when we 
got our offense untracked, the 
defense stuffed them," Goodwin 
said. "But we couldn't keep it 
going. They made the plays and 
were able to drive the ball on us 
going down the stretch." 

The Penguins netted the clinch- 
ing touchdown after a controversial 
pass interference penalty. On third- 
and-11 and the Demon 29, 
Northwestern cornerback Keith 
Thibodeaux was flagged when he 
bumped Renald Ray at the 9 on a 
pass which appeared overthrown. 

"I thought it was incidental 
contact," Thibodeaux said. "I got a 
great break on the ball. I thought I 
ran his route for him." 

"The break went their way," 
Goodwin said. "It's a judgement 
call. Our coaches felt Keith made a 
good play and back home, it's a no 
call. We're in Ohio and it was a 

Appropriately, YSU's last 
touchdown came on a third down, 
one of 11 (among 17 chances) con- 
verted by the Penguins. Quarterback 
Jared Zwick looped a perfectly- 
thrown 7-yard scoring pass to tight 
end Jake Smallfield, who was shad- 
owed by two Demon defenders at 

the goalline. 

"We had two guys there but 
they made the play,"defensive coor- 
dinator Brad Peveto said. "If he 
doesn't throw it just right, it's either 
incomplete or intercepted." 

After falling behind 24-14 with 
7:23 remaining, Northwestern 
quickly moved downfield for the 
third straight time. Youngstown 
ended the drive with the game's 
only turnover, intercepting a pass at 
the 24 after Warren Patterson's 
third-down throw sailed slightly 
behind Adam Swales and glanced 
off his hands into the clutches of 
Tom Pannunzio. 

The Penguins took over with 
4:32 left to play and never surren- 
dered the ball again. 

"We're not very big defensively 
and they just ran straight at us, 
essentially," Goodwin said. "It was 
power football and it worked for 
them today." 

The Demons get back into 
Southland Football League play 
when they play Southwest Texas in 
San Marcos on Saturday. This is a 
important game as the Demons are 
tied for first place in the conference 
standings with Troy State and 
Stephen F. Austin. Southwest Texas 
is coming off a 45-36 five overtime 
loss to Nicholls and are 4-4 overall 
and 0-2 in the conference. 

Archie Robinson, offensive lineman, attempts to hold off the opposition. 

file photo 

Golf Team finishes sixth in Tech Invitational 

Matt Baum 

Contributing writer 

The Northwestern State Golf 
Team finished sixth in the 1996 
Louisiana Tech Intercollegiate 
Invitational held at Pine Hill 
Country Club in Calhoun, last week. 

The NLU Indians won the tour- 
nament, beating the 1 1 team field 
with a 54 hole total of 891 . Arkansas 
State finished second with 894 and 
Texas-Arlington was third with 895. 

"I'm not too disappointed with 
our performance," Northwestern's 
assistant golf coach Scott Bergeron 
said. "We were the only team who 
progressively improved throughout 
the tournament, even when the play- 
ing conditions got worse, and I think 
that says a lot about the character of 
our players." 

The Demon's shot 307 in the 
first round, 305 in the second round 
and closed out with 302. 

Northwestern's Manuel Inman 
started strong with 72, 71. after the 
first day of play and was only one 
shot off the lead, But Inman, a native 
of Mexico, was unable to success- 
fully cope with the rain and cooler 
temperatures of the second day. He 
finished with 77 putting him in 
fourth place. 

"The delay on the last day 
affected me," Inman said. "They 
stopped the tournament when it was 
barely raining and it disrupted my 
rhythm. I hit it well but nothing 
seemed to go my way. I just did not 
get any breaks." 

"Manuel played great," 
Bergeron said. "He just couldn't get 
any putts to drop. I think if the team 
works hard to improve its short 

game, we're going to win some." 

Demon golfer Luis Arechiga 
placed 1 3th in the tournament with a 
225 for three rounds, Magnus 
Akerstrom finished 26th with 230 
and Paul Cullen closed out with 239. 

NSU's Bob Wynne was hit in 
the head by a golf ball during the 
practice round. Fortunately, the 
injury was not serious and Wynne 
was able to compete in the tourna- 

The NSU golf team will rap up 
their fall schedule during the 
Thanksgiving holiday. 

The team will play in the 
Columbia Lakes Invitational in West 
Columbia, Tx., Nov. 28 - Dec. 1. 

"Columbia Lakes will be a 
good measurement of how we fair 
with bigger schools," Derek Morel, 
NSU's golf coach, said. 

San Diego State, Fresno State 

and the defending champions Rice 
are a few of the big contenders 
expected to participate at Columbia 

The Northwestern golf team 
will be holding the 1996 Demon 
Golf Extravaganza on Saturday, 
Nov. 16 at the NSU Recreation 
Complex to raise money for the 

The Extravaganza is a four-per- 
son scramble. To enter, call the 
Demon Golf Office at 357-4295, 
everyone is invited. 

The NSU golf team also offers 
golf lessons. For more information 
or to schedule a lesson, call Derek 
Morel at 3574295. 

Volleyball Team defeats 
Southern and loses to NLU 

Brian Satawa 

IM optimistic about 
7th annual Ghost Chase 

Philip Wise 

;Staff reporter 

Looking for something dif- 
ferent to do this Halloween, well try 
the annual Ghost Chase sponsored 
'by the NSU Recreational Sports 

The Ghost Chase is set up 
'n a triathlon format in which a three 
hperson team must row half mile on 
Chaplin's Lake, ride three miles on 

* bike and run two miles. 

The race will take place 
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. If you are 
"nterested in participating, please 
call the Recreational Sports office at 
^57-5461 or come by to pick up an 

"This is a great event for 
all who participate because of its fun 
lature," Scott Bruscato , recreation- 
91 sports, said. 

All of the contestants will 
^eive specially designed tee-shirts 
31 entry. Cash prizes will be award - 
*d to the top finishers of the race. 

The first place team will 
^ceive $75, second place $50, and 
^ird place S25. Entry is free for stu- 
nts and a $10 entry fee for faculty 
community members who wish 

* "The Ghost Chase has 
^en traditionally 8-10 teams, out of 
*hese there are two sets of winners - 

-mens and womens. There is also a 
prize for the team that best estimates 
its time. There are plenty of chances 
to win, so I encourage everyone to 
come out an join in the fun," 
Bruscato explained. 

Amy Williams, graduate 
assistant said, "The Ghost Chase 
provides fun events for all students, 
it is competitive, but in a friendly 
environment. It is a good chance for 
students to socialize and enjoy com- 
petition will fellow students." 

Students seem to think the 
Ghost Chase is a great idea, like 
Court Williams. 

"This is a great idea to 
have a contest available to all NSU 
students. It is really good to have a 
sporting event such as this in 
Natchitoches, because normally I 
would have to drive to Shreveport or 
somewhere far off. This event is dif- 
ferent than others, because it has 
rowing, not swimming. I am not a 
great swimmer, so this is right up 
my alley," Williams said 

There are many opportuni- 
ties to have fun on campus for rela- 
tively no money, it just takes the ini- 
tiative to go out to the different 

According to Williams, 
students should take advantage of 
these opportunities offered to you as 
a student, because there are very few 
times you can have fun for free. 

Staff reporter 

The Lady Demon volleyball 
team had a good week as they found 
the friendly confines of Prather 
Coliseum to their liking after a three 
match road trip. 

The Demons played Southern 
on Thursday night and took it to 
them, beating them up like red head- 
ed step children 3-0. (16-14,15- 
5,15-10) Maggie Ehlers had a out- 
standing game with nine kills and a 
.530 attacking percentage. 

Delphia Livings also had a 
good game with 10 kills and one 
service ace. Andrea Zegac led the 
Demons with 32 assists and three 
service aces. 

The Demons returned to con- 
ference action on Saturday with 

Northeast Louisiana. The women 
played well but lost 3-0. (15-12,15- 
6,15-10) The Demons had their 
chances to win the first and third 
games, but they were denied in both 
games. Amy Warren played a great 
game after coming off a injury she 
suffered in the McNeese game. She 
had 9 kills and Delphia Livings 
added 10 kills, but they were not 
enough as the Demons dropped to 1- 
10 in the Southland Conference 

The volleyball team takes the 
week off and does not play until 
Saturday, November 2. Everyone 
should come out and watch the 
match and support the ladies as their 
season winds down. The matches 
are always entertaining and you can 
win prizes for just being at the 
game. So come out and support the 
team on Saturday night. 

Demon Football ranked 19th in Division I-AATop 25 

Angela Hennigan 
Staff reporter 

Northwestern's Demons are 
now ranked 19th in the Division I- 
AA Top 25 poll and are having a 
record breaking season. -. 

NSU is number two in the 
national rushing average with 291.8 
yards after the win over Sam 
Houston. They have also climbed to 
number four in total offense in the 
national ranking system with an 

average of 469.5 and are topped by 
Northern Arizona, Montana, and 

In the victory over Sam 
Houston, Northwestern equalled a 
single-game school record yardage 
total of 603 yards by rushing 371 
yards and passing 232 yards. 

Many of NSU's players are also 
having stellar seasons. Quarterback 
Warren Patterson is ranked seventh 
nationally in pass efficiency and is 
20th in total offense, averaging225.2 
yards per game. Patterson also had 

an outstanding homecoming game 
by throwing for 212 yards and run- 
ning for 84 more. 

Pat Palmer is one of the 
Demons outstanding receivers and is 
ranked 11th nationally with and 
average of 99.3yards per game. He 
was last week's Southland Football 
League's "Offensive Player of the 
Week" after catching five passes for 
165 yards and having two touch- 
downs. His first touchdown came 
on a 5 1 yard screen pass in the sec- 
ond quarter and the second score 

came off of a 70 yard pass to start 
the third quarter. 

NSU has two other standout 
receivers in Anthony Williams and 
Brian Jacquet. Each player has 
rushed for over 100 yards in Demon 
games this season. Williams is 
ranked 17th nationally in rushing 
with his average of 114.5 yards. 

The Demons fell to number 
four Youngstown State in Ohio 

Lady Demon Cross-Country team wins 
Northeast Invitational meet Friday 

EUahfllLM Pump 

Staff reporter 

The Lady Demon Cross 
Country team won the NLU 
Invitational meet Friday, which 
helped prepare them for the upcom- 
ing Southland Conference 

NSU placed five runners 
among the top 17 finishers, which 
was led by Christal Traylor's sev- 
enth-place finish. 

"Friday was a good tune up 
for our women," women's coach, 
Bridgett Cobb, said. "It was only 
2.5 miles. They usually run 3, but it 
helped get them ready for confer- 

Beating NLU by four 
points was a big win for the 
women's team, considering the meet 

was in Monroe. 

Cobb added that most 
teams run their strongest when they 
are at home meets, but the NSU 
women proved that to be wrong. 

'This is a good lead up to 
the conference and it gives us some 
confidence," Cobb replied. "We 
now know what to expect and what 
we have to do for Monday." 

The freshman-dominated 
team got a 14:29 time from Traylor 
over the 2.5 mile course. 

Teammate Molly Magill 
was 10th, while Northwestern got 
11th from Robin Meyers, 13th by 
Jody Gowdy and 17th from Cynthia 

The women's team has 
been successful this season going 
into the conference. Beginning the 
season with three first places, two 
second and one fifth, has given NSU 

a respectable name in cross-country. 

"All of our runners have 
worked hard and done well this sea- 
son," Cobb said. 'There is not one 
established runner. All of them are 
battling to be in the top five and they 
are doing great." 

According to Cobb, the 
women's team has the remainder of 
the week to prepare for Monday's 

'The women will be work- 
ing on shorter and faster runs to help 
them with the mental aspect of the 
race," Cobb added. 

In the men's race, 
Northwestern was fifth in a nine- 
team field led by Southern 
Mississippi. SLC rivals NLU and 
Stephen F. Austin outran NSU, 
which scored 122 points. 

In the men's division, the 
Demons were led by freshman 

Robert McCormack, fourth overall 
in 19:54. Next for Northwestern 
was Robert Bonner, 19th at 20:39. 
Also scoring for the Demons were 
Jason Wingard, Todd Boddie and 
Juan Londano. 

The Demons will host the 
conference Monday at NSU's 
Wilson Recreation Complex Demon 
Hills Golf Course. 

Included in the conference 
will be Northwestern, Northeast, 
McNeese, Nicholls, UT Arlington, 
UT San Antonio, Southwest Texas, 
Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston. 

The women will run a three 
mile run at 9:30 a.m. and the men 
will run a five mile run at 10:30 a.m. 

'This meet will be a battle 
and I hope that the students will 
come out and support their teams," 
Cobb concluded. 

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Tuesday, October 29, 1996 

1 The Student Activities Board 

1 would like to thank the following people for their 

1 contributions in making Homecoming 1996 a huge success: 

1996 Homecoming Queen, Kim Parker 

Sigma Nu 

Members of the 1996 NSU Homecoming Court: 

Theta Chi 

Jennifer Aby 

Susan Bramlett 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Shannon Brown 
Alyson Courtney 

Baptist Student Union 

Amy Crews 

Boozman Hall 

Martha Hooper 
1 Melissa Morgan 

Varnado Hall 

Angela Stills 

Bossier Hall 

Theresa Yousey 

Dr. and Mrs. Randall Webb Mr. Fred Fulton 

Sabine Hall 

1 Mr. Harold Boutte 

College Democrats 

Dr. Thomas Burns 

College Republicans 

1 City of Natchitoches and Mayor Joe Sampite 

Helping Hands 

City of Natchitoches Police Force and James Donahoe, Kenneth Duley, Jeff 

NSU Diamond Dolls 

Franks and Ryan James 

Northwestern State University Campus Police and Chief Rickie Williams and 

Demon Sweethearts 

1 Sgt. David Dale 

NSU ROTC Colorguard 

Alumni Affairs Office and Mrs. Elise James 


Admissions Office and Mr. Chris Maggio 


Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and Mr. Bill Brent 

All those who drove cars for the 1996 NSU Homecoming Court 

Yell Leaders 

SAB would like to Congratulate Winners in the Homecoming Hunnie, Lip Sync, 

Purple Pizazz Pom-Pom Line 

Banner, ana raraae rioat contest. 

Demon Dazzlers 
1 Vic the Demon 

1996 Mr. Homecoming Hunnie, Chad Watson 

Mrs. Vicki Parrish 


Lip Sync Contest 
i st - i neta cm 

1 Mrs. Mary Stacy 

9nH - Phi Mn 
_iiu - rin iviu 

1996-97 Demon Football Team and Coach sam Goodwin 

jra - ivappa Aipna 

Mike Michelle, Robert nenline ana akamakk rood service 

Banner Contest 

University Bookstore and Mrs. Jan Posey 

1st- Phi Mu 

2nd - Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Michelle Duke 

3rd - Sigma Nu 

1 Stuart Wright 
Andi Airhart 

lst-Dodd Hall 
2nd - Varnado Hall 

Patrice and Michael Moulton 

Dee Fulton and Homes Pontiac 

Melissa Murray 

Campus Organizations 

Delane Jenkins 

1st - College Democrats 

I Joe Ensminger 

2nd - NSU Diamond Dolls 

1 Dr. Carroll Aby 

3rd - College Republicans 

jeii Lang 
Jeffery Giering 

Float Contest 

Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Nick Pollaica 

1st - Kappa Sigma 

Natchitoches Times and Mrs. Stephanie Masson 

2nd - Tau Kappa Epsilon 

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Jiu - olgind olgllla Olgllla 

Mrs. Melanie McCain 


NSU Student Government Association 

1st - Student Baptist Union 

NSU Department of Military Science, NSU Color Guard 


and Arch of Steel 

1st - Boozman 
2nd - Varnado 

KNWD91.7, The Demon 

3rd - Sabine 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Campus Organizations 

Kappa Alpha Order 

1st - Demon Sweethearts 
2nd - Helping Hands 

Phi Mu 

3rd - Diamond Dolls 

Kappa Sigma 

Overall Winner Float Division: Kappa Sigma 

Alpha Omicron Pi 

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in-depth interview with 
the band, see page 4 

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Get the results of the 
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Cross Country 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 5, 1996 

Students share mixed feelings about political candidates Dole and Clinton 

Nakia Bodlev 

Staff reporter 

Young voters seem to be 
reflecting the same attitudes as 
many Americans in its close division 
among the two major candidates in 
today's presidential election. 

In a random informal poll con- 
ducted at NSU, approximately 53 
percent are voting for Clinton com- 
pared to the 39 percent who are sup- 
porting Dole. A reported eight per- 
cent, however, are still undecided. 

Many people are still contend- 
ing that Clinton will clinch the 
young vote all together. Age seems 
to be the dominant factor in this con- 

"Age may have something to do 
with it," DeAdrian Alexander, a 
senior journalism major said. "They 
[young people] sense that a younger 

president will feel for the needs of 
the younger generation." 

Many Dole supporters agree 
that age may be a big concern. The 
main issue, however, is the belief 
that Dole is trying to eliminate many 
forms of student aid. 

'The fact that he [Dole] is older 
might play some kind of role," 
Ursula Newman, an NSU student 
said. "A lot of people are under the 
impression that he is trying to cut 
student money. It is not like he is 
trying to cut every student fund 
available. He is only trying to get 
rid of some things." 

Several young people feel that 
although promotional events such as 
Bill Clinton appearing on MTV may 
help his appeal to the younger gen- 
eration, it does not influence the 
way they vote. 

'There are a lot of problems 

facing young adults today in 
America," Kevin Brough, a business 

"A large percentage of them 
[young people] probably just 
don't care." 

Dr. Alex Aichinger 

administration major stated. "He 
[Clinton] is coming down off a 'high 
horse' to talk to these young adults. 
I feel that Dole would probably do 
the same thing, but Dole on MTV is 
just not a concept anybody can actu- 
ally fathom." 

In recent years MTV has 
played a tremendous part in influ- 
encing young people to be active in 

politics. Campaigns such as "Rock 
the Vote", an attempt to convince 
adults to 
right to 
vote, has 
had a 
on voter 


"Young adults are more prone 
to watch things such as MTV," 
Brough said. "MTV with their 
'Rock the Vote' campaign seems to 
be getting the message of voting to a 
wider audience than what a college 
campus or individual could. They 
are getting as many young adults as 
they can to register to vote. Just the 
fact that they register is a good 

thing. If they take the time and use 
this responsibility it's an excellent 

Even though the "Rock the 
Vote" campaign has probably helped 
increase registration among young 
voters, voter tum out is still expect- 
ed to be low among this age group. 

"A large percentage of them 
[young people] probably just don't 
care," Dr. Alex Aichinger, Associate 
Professor of Political Science, con- 
tends "They are not concerned about 
politics even though it is very impor- 
tant to their future." 

Aichinger went on to explain 
that because this presidential elec- 
tion was not as exciting or issue ori- 
ented as previous others, it will most 
likely have a profound effect on 
the voter turn out. 

"I think a significant percent- 
age simply see no meaningful 

debate taking place so the attitude is, 
'why even bother with all this non- 
sense, negative campaigning, and 
outright lies,'" he said. 

Other people take a different 
view on this issue. Many people 
feel that young people do realize the 
importance of a presidential elec- 

"People feel that voting will 
effect them more because they are 
choosing the president of the United 
States," Alexander said. "I think 
their parents probably stressed the 
importance of voting in a presiden- 
tial election." 

Students declare that it is a hard 
decision on which candidate to 
choose especially with all the mud 
slinging going on. Alexander's 
advice on choosing the best candi- 
date is to "Vote for the lesser of two 

Vandalism poses threat to students Council of Vice Presidents determine the direction of NSU 

Stacey Lvnn Michaels 

Staff reporter 

Vandalism seems to have 
reached an all time high on the NSU 

Harmless pranks of the past 
have escalated into problems for 
students, frater- 

nities, and 

NSU students 
have experi- 
enced vehicle 
vandalism over 
the past few 
weeks. Cars 

have been 

keyed, egged 

and car windows have been smashed 
in. Students do not find these 
pranks funny, considering the cost 
of repairing the damage. 

Greek bumper stickers have 
also been ripped off various cars. No 
specific organization has been sin- 
gled out, but several have been 

Cars aren't the only property 
that has been affected. Fraternity 
and sorority letters have also been 

Theta Chi has had two sets of 
letters stolen; one set was also 
burned. Members of Kappa Alpha 
found their letters spray painted 
after the Homecoming game, and 
Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Sigma 

"We need student 
cooperation within 
the community." 

Det. Sgt. Prescott 

and Sigma Nu were also affected by 
vandalism after the Homecoming 
game. Their letters were found in 
several pieces still on the field- 

Fraternity and sorority houses 
have not escaped vandalism. 

According to their respective 
presidents, Kappa Alpha and Theta 

Chi have both 

had windows 
of their houses 
broken. The 
Phi Mu house 
had a plaque 
bearing their 
Greek letters 
stolen from the 
front of their 

Although these incidents have not 
been proven as Greek related, sever- 
al police investigations are under- 

Det. Sgt. Prescott, of the 
University Police, has no reason to 
believe the vandalism is entirely 
Greek related. 

Prescott recommends that stu- 
dents call crime stoppers, 357-5431, 
to report a crime. 

"We need student cooperation 
within the community," Prescott 

Callers who provide substantial 
information can be eligible for 
crime stoppers money. Callers can 
also remain anonymous. 

Southern Mississippi president to 
speak for Investiture Convocation 

The president of the University 
of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Aubrey 
K. Lucas, will speak at the 
Investiture Convocation for 
President Dr. Randall J. Webb on 
Nov. 20. 

Lucas, who has been president 
since 1975, will step down from the 
position at the end of the year. 

He graduated from the 
University in 1955 with honors and 
a bachelor of science degree in edu- 
cation and history and received the 
Best Citizenship Award for Men. A 
year later he received a master of 
arts degree with an emphasis on the 
psychology of reading. As a gradu- 
ate student he served as assistant 
director of the Reading Clinic. 

In 1957, he became director of 
admissions, a position he held until 
1962 when he became registrar and 
an associate professor of education- 
al administration. During those 
years he added a Ph.D. degree from 
Florida State University in 1966 
with an emphasis in the administra- 
tion of higher education. In 1970, 
Dr. Lucas became the dean of the 
Graduate School, coordinator of 
research, and professor of higher 


He was named president of 
Delta State University in Cleveland, 
Miss in 1971 at the age of 37. Lucas 
served there until 1975, when he 
was asked to return to his alma 
mater as president of what had 
become The University of Southern 

As president, Lucas devotes 
much of his time to keeping in touch 
with students, faculty and staff 
through meetings and luncheons, as 
well as through informal chats. 
People who are not aware of his 
campus involvement are constantly 
amazed at how well informed the 
president is. 

The two-day ceremony, which 
is privately funded by the NSU 
Faculty Senate, begins Tuesday, 
Nov. 19 with a reception honoring 
the university's faculty at 6:30 p.m. 
in the Orville Hanchey Art Gallery. 

At 7:30 p.m., Opera 
Northwestern will present a gala 
performance of "Amahl and the 
Night Visitors" in 

See Convocation/ page 2 

Sarah Crooks 

Managing editor 

Who finds solutions to stu- 
dents' pet peeves and problems? 
Who makes the decisions that affect 
the campus, students and faculty? 

President Randall J. Webb has 
the final say-so, but many times, the 
process begins a little farther down 
the chain of command, in the 
Council of Vice Presidents. 

The Council is made up of 
Northwestern 's five vice presidents: 
Carl Jones, vice president of fiscal 
affairs; Fred Fulton, vice president 
of student affairs; Jerry Pierce, vice 
president of external affairs, Dr. 
John Winston, vice president of uni- 
versity affairs and the newest NSU 
vice president, Dr. Thomas Bums, 

interem provost and vice president 
of academic affairs. 

This group meets 
every Monday after- 
noon with Webb. 

"I don't believe 
that you would say it 
is a formal meeting," 
Bums said. "But we 
do have a set meeting 
time. ...It is an oppor- 
tunity for all of us to 
discuss those matters 
which deal with each 
individual vice presi- 

It is during these 
meetings that the vice 
presidents let each 
other, and Webb, know what is 
going on in their areas, "so that all 

of us know what each other is 
doing," Burns 

"We dis- 
cuss problems, 
we discuss suc- 
cesses, we dis- 
cuss the direction 
in which we 
should be mov- 
ing in order to 
promote the 
Bums said. 

problems head- 
line the groups' 
discussions, they 
are usually prob- 
lems shared by more than one area 
of the University," Bums said. This 

is when the Council of Vice 
Presidents becomes essential, 
because these men can pool all their 
resources to come up with viable 

What happens next depends on 
the decision made. 

"Sometimes it is enacted imme- 
diately," Webb said. "Some require 
more study and others just take more 

Some of the Council activities 
so far this semester include budget- 
ing, the Sunset Hearings, and facili- 
ty planning. 

When the Legislature approved 
the recent faculty raises, the Faculty 
Senate brought their suggestions for 
its dispersement to the Council who 
implemented the raises based on the 
Senate's recommendation. 

Trick-or-treaters enjoy the Haloween carnival held by the residents of Varnado Hall last 

Photo by Eric Dutile 

Two students arrested last week after vandalizing automobile 

Stacev L\nn Michaels 

Staff reporter 

Two NSU students were arrest- 
ed Oct. 29 by University Police. 

Emily Branton and Jessica 
Sanders, were arrested for vandaliz- 
ing a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro owned 
by Wendy Lanier. Branton and 
Sanders keyed both sides of Lanier's 
car resulting in damages over $500. 

The charge against Branton and 

Sanders was simple criminal dam- 
age to property over $500. 

"Simple criminal damage to 
property is the intentional damage 
of any property of another without 
consent of the owner," states the 
Louisiana Revised Statutes of 
Criminal Law. 

According to Cpl. Kelly, of the 
Natchitoches Police Department, 
simple criminal damage over $500 
is considered a felony. "The punish- 

ment for the felony is a fine up to 
$1 ,000 or up to two years in prison," 
said Kelly. 

Lanier filed a police report with 
University Police on Oct. 9. 

Det. Sgt. Prescott, of University 
Police, received an anonymous tip 
from Crime Stoppers concerning the 
case. This helped lead to the arrest 
of Branton and Sanders. 

Prescott hopes that the recent 
arrests will make an impact on stu- 

dents who have committed or were 
planning to commit vandalism. 

Other cases concerning other 
recent vandalism are being investi- 
gated by University Police. 

"We don't believe that the van- 
dalism cases are related," said 

Branton and Sanders were 
released by University Police on 
their own recognizance. A court date 
not yet been determined. 

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Campus Briefs 

Family Day Program 

The annual Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. 
The event lets Northwestern students share their university home 
with parents and other realitives and allows the students and fami- 
lies time to get better aquainted with faculty members and admin- 
istrators. The event begins with a parent registration at 1 p.m. in 
the A.A. Frederics Auditorium. An assembly at 2 p.m. will include 
door prizes and entertainment by professional ventriloquist, Dan 
Horn. Following that assembly, a Family Day meal at Iberville 
Cafeteria will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Families can 
then attend a tailgate party on the grounds of the NSU Athletic 
Fieldhouse from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. "Key West" will provide 
entertainment. NSU takes on Troy State in a conference battle at 
Turpin Stadium at 7 p.m. Free tickets for the evening meal and the 
football game will be distributed to students and their families dur- 
ing the afternoon registration and the assembly only. 

Fall Wind Ensemble 

Northwestern's Fall Wind Ensamble will present a concert 
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the 
public. The ensemble is conducted by Bill Brent, head of the Mrs. 
H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts and director of bands as NSU. Kevin Richardson 
and Montgomery Morris are assistant conductors. 


The Northwestern Theatre Department's Tour Group 
"Shakesperience" opened its 1996-97 season recently at the Arts 
Center in Natchitoches performing scenes and monologues for the 
local arts council. This year's troupe, directed by NSU Theatre 
Director Dr. Jack Wann, is comprised of six junior and senior the- 
atre students including Tony Arieux of Natchitoches; Ryan Butler 
of Natchitoches; Heather Child of Arlington, Texas; RJ. Davis of 
Shreveport; Carla Hallock of Longview, Texas and Gregory 
Romero from Baton Rouge. The students and Wann will travel this 
year to various areas in Louisiana and surrounding regions and 
perform mini-scenes from Shakespeare works. For more informa- 
tion on the group or a list of performance sites, call Wann at 357- 


Students currently enrolled in Northwestern must seek faculty or 
staff advisement before regestering for the spring 1 997 semester. 
Students who do not currently have an advisor can be advised 
through the Center for Academic Advising by calling 357-4346. 


Magale Recital Hall. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, an 
ecumenical service of worship 
will be held at the First Baptist 
Church of Natchitoches begin- 
ning at 7 a.m. A reception 
hosted by the Faculty Senate 
will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 
9:30 a.m. in the Living Room of 
the Family and Consumer 
Science Building. 

At noon, Webb will have 
lunch with the student body in 
Iberville Dining Hall. The cere- 
monies will conclude with an 
open house at the President's 
Home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

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Current Sauce 

Demons slaughter Southwest Texas , 49-0 

Brian Satawa 
Staff reporter 

How lopsided was Northwestern 
State's 49-0 demolition of 
Southwest Texas on Saturday? 

The No. 22-ranked Demons 
scored even when they were trying 
not to. 

Leading 42-0 early in the fourth 
quarter, first-and-goal at the SWT 7, 
Northwestern's head coach Sam 
Goodwin had backup quarterback 
Brandon Emanuel kneel on four 
straight plays. 

The Bobcats' ineptness, and the 
Demons' swarming defense, foiled 
Goodwin's best intentions. On sec- 
ond down, Chad Johnson's pass was 
defected at the line, swatted down- 
field by an SWT lineman trying to 
knock the ball down, and snagged 
near his shoetops by Northwestern 
linebacker Roman Gage. 

Gage streaked 23 yards for the 

Demons' final touchdown. 

"It's kind of ironic," Goodwin 
admitted, "but it was that kind of 
day. Most everything we did turned 
to gold. I didn't feel comfortable 
getting any more points when we 
had the game won already, but you 
can't tell a defensive guy not to 
score when he gets the chance." 

Northwestern rolled up 474 
yards; all but 27 yards in the first 
three quarters. 

The Demons handed the 
Bobcats their first shutout since 
1987 and held them to just seven 
first downs and 1 1 3 total yards. 

The victory vaulted 
Northwestern to 5-3 overall and 2-1 
in the Southland Football League. 
Southwest Texas (3-5, 0-3) lost its 
fourth straight. 

"It was total domination," SWT 
coach Jim Bob Helduser said, whose 
team lost in five overtimes last 
Saturday to Nicholls State. 

"We looked like a very talented 

team on both sides," said Goodwin, 
"and they were obviously pretty 

Demon tailback Anthony 
Williams ran for a career-best 162 
yards on 17 carries, including a 56- 
yard touchdown. 

Northwestern's other top tail- 
back, Brian Jacquet, scored on 
touchdown runs of 12 and 2 yards as 
part of a 345-yard rushing output. 

Quarterback Warren Patterson 
threw a 51 -yard touchdown to 
Robert Robertson and ran for a 1- 
yard score. 

After steadily building a 21-0 
halftime lead, Northwestern con- 
verted a couple of turnovers into 
touchdowns to put the game out of 
reach midway through the third 
quarter. The Demons scored on their 
first possession, moving 55 yards for 
Jacquet's 12-yard touchdown run, 
then back-to-back fumble recoveries 
at the SWT 1 1 produced two more 
quick tallies. 

Tony Joe Maranto returned a 
fumble 24 yards to the 11 and 
Jacquet plowed across from the 2 
moments later for a 35-0 lead. 
Emanuel made it 42-0 on an 1 1-yard 
option keeper one play after Jeff 
Spikes recovered a fumbled punt. 

Touchdowns on three straight 
series midway through the first half 
gave the Demons a commanding 
halftime lead. 

Northwestern's smothering 
defense allowed only three first 
downs by halftime. The Demons 
piled up 354 first-half yards, run- 
ning for 235, and allowed the 
Bobcats just 67 total yards. 

The halftime margin could eas- 
ily have been bigger, but the 
Demons had 7 penalties for 54 
yards, including some that blunted 
three more scoring chances. A hold- 
ing penalty behind the play brought 
back Williams' 23-yard run to the 
SWT 7 on the game's opening drive, 
which ended with a missed 32-yard 

field goal. 

On the Demons' next posses- 
sion, they moved quickly downfield 
until Patterson threw an interception 
at the SWT 23. Later in the half, a 
penalty at the SWT 31 curtailed 
another chance to stretch the mar- 

Robert Robertson finally got 
Northwestern on the board with an 
impressive 51 -yard catch-and-run 
touchdown. The junior fullback 
caught a play-action pass in the right 
flat, eluded one tackier and rambled 
down the right sideline to score with 
1:56 left in the first period. 

The Demons doubled their lead 
on their next possession. Williams 
lined up as a flanker and took a pitch 
on a reverse, got a great downfield 
block from Adam Swales and made 
a nifty cutback at the 10 to complete 
a 56-yard touchdown run 13.08 
before halftime. 

The next time Northwestern got 
the ball, the Demons drove 64 yards 

in 11 plays and scored on 
Patterson's sneak on fourth-and- 

The Bobcats were crippled by 
five turnovers, including three inter- 
ceptions. Their 113-yard total was 
the third lowest yield posted by a 
Demon defense in Goodwin's 14 

"The way we looked today, you 
have to think we could easily be 8-0 
right now, and it's frustrating," 
Goodwin said. "But this was a great 
win at the right time. It sets us up to 
make a run for the conference cham- 

The Demons, after playing five 
road games in the last six weeks, 
return home to Turpin Stadium for 
two consecutive games against Troy 
State (7-1, 3-1) and McNeese State 
(2-5, 0-2). They cap the season Nov. 
23 at Stephen F. Austin (5-2, 2-1). 

Soccer Team looks to NSU hosts Cross Country Championships 

rebuild team next season 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff reporter 

The first season for the 
Lady Demon Soccer team has come 
to an end with a final record of 0- 

The team ended the season 
this past weekend at the Ole Miss 
Soccer tournament in Oxford, 
Mississippi. On Friday, the Lady 
Demons fell to the Lady Rebels of 
Ole Miss 13-2. Kelly Knapshaefer 
led the Lady Demons by scoring 
both of the goals. Jennifer Peck 
and Amy Lambre each had one 
attempted score in the game. Ole 
Miss improved their record to 8-9- 
1 while the Lady Demons continued 
their winless season. 

The final game of the sea- 
son was Saturday against Middle 
Tennessee State University. Demon 
players Erin Carpenter, Tammy 
Peck, Wendy Woodham, Jennifer 
Peck, Lambre, and Kanpschaefer 
combined to attempt a season high 
of 1 2 shots at the goal, but the effort 
was not enough as they walked 

away with a 2-0 loss. 

Because this is the first 
year for Northwestern to have a 
soccer organization, the coaches 
realize that they have to have 
more time to build a winning team. 

Head coach Maribeth 
Forrest believes that one key to 
success is having more players on 
the team to work with. 

"We will be out recruiting 
at different high school events and 
we have already received positive 
feedback from potential players," 
Forrest said. 

Another strong point for 
the organization has been the tal- 
ented players. 

"Although we were not 
successful as far as our win-loss 
record goes, we were very success- 
ful when it comes to the talent of 
the kids we brought in to the pro- 
gram," assistant coach Leslie 
Faber said. 

The Lady Demon soccer 
team will begin their second sea- 
son of play next fall. 

"It's New"; for 
info, call 357-6467 

Elizabeth V. Crump 
Staff reporter 

Women's Cross Country placed 
second and men seventh when 
Northwestern hosted the 1996 
Southland Conference Cross 
Country meet Monday at the Wilson 
Recreation Complex. 

Texas-San Antonio, ranked 
fifth in the nation, came in first for 
the women at 21 while NSU's 
women's' team wasn't far behind 
them at 71. Following NSU was 
University of Texas at Arlington at 
102 and then Northeast at 108. 

Coming in 12th; first for NSU; 
was freshman, Jody Goudy at 19:22 
and at 13th place was Kristal 
Traylor at 19:26. Fourteenth was 
Bridgit Gharrity at 19:35; 15th, 
Robin Meyers at 19:37 and 17th, 
Molly Magill at 19:39. 

The Lady Demon Cross 
Country team had an excellent sea- 
son which proved to be true 
Monday. According to head cross 
country coach, Bridgett Cobb, this 
final conference meet was the best 
the team had run all year. 

"I am very please with all of the 
women," Cobb said. "The gap- 
time, 1-5, was only 17 seconds and 
these women worked well as a 

This was the highest finish for 
Northwestern Women's Cross 
Country team ever. They went from 

fifth to second which shows the 
work and effort that each member 
put into the team. 

'They went out and competed 
Monday and did better than they 
have done all year," Cobb added. 
"They stepped up to the next level." 

The cross-country team had to 
their advantage that this was a home 
meet. Cobb said that many fans 
came out and supported their demon 
cross country team, which definitely 
showed school spirit and helped 
pump the team up. 

On November 16, the Lady 
Demon Cross Country team will be 
going to Denton, TX for the District 
6 meet. 

"Anyone can go for this meet 
that wants to," Cobb added, "but I 
would like for all of the girls to go to 
get more experience against other 

Some of those schools will 
include: Baylor, Arkansas and 
University of Texas. 

The men's Cross Country team 
came in seventh in the Southland 
Conference Monday. 

Coming in first for NSU was 
Robert Bonner at 26:10 and follow- 
ing was Nikimba Wilson at 27:08. 
Following was Southwest Texas and 
Stephen F. Austin. 

Both men and women ran a 
good race and it was obvious that 
both coaches were proud of the 
teams and felt they've accomplished 
a lot this season. 

Julie Lessiter helped secure second place for 

Lady Demons Photo by Don Sepulvado 

Women's Basketball starts season with 
exhibition game at 7 p.m. Thursday 

Elizabeth V. Crump 

The Northwestern Athletes of the Week 
shown above are the Lady Demons 
Cross Country Team. 

Bottom row left to right: Ruth Muniz, Julie Lessiter, Jody Gowdy, 
Molly Magill. The top row, left to right, is: Bridget Gharrity, Robin 
Meyers, Cynthia Munoz, Christal Traylor and Malisha Broach. 

photo by Don Sepulvado 

Staff reporter 

The Lady Demon 
Basketball team is starting the sea- 
son with an exhibition game against 
a Swedish team Thursday at 7 p.m.. 
This will be the first of two practice 
games this season with 10 of the 13 
players able to perform. 

The Lady Demons will 
begin with a brand new team this 
season. Losing 3 players; Joskeen 
Gamer, Stephanie Shaw, and Angela 
Simpson; will result in some diffi- 
culties, which head coach James 
Smith has not had to face in years. 

"It is almost impossible to 
replace one player of their caliber, 
much less three," Smith said. "We 
have recruited a very good group 
and with a strong base of returnees 
we should be in an excellent posi- 
tion to be competitive once again." 

A new player will be run- 
ning the squad for the first time in 
four years at the point guard posi- 

Missi Hardy, a 5-6 junior 
who played backup to Shaw last 
year, will be competing for the start- 
ing position with two extremely tal- 
ented newcomers; Judy Clark and 
Jennifer Price. 

Clark, a freshman from 
Singer, averaged 46.7 points as a 
senior and leading her team to the 

state semi-finals. 

Price, a freshman who 
averaged 12 points and six assists 
per game for Paw Paw High School, 
is expected to produce early for the 
lady Demons. 

According to Smith, both 
Clark and Price have a good chance 
to help the team early on . 

Three other new comers to 
the Lady Demons are Jennifer Graf, 
a freshman guard from Loranger 
High School; Alyson Wilson, a 
freshman from Bossier and Louise 
Chase, sophomore from Ringgold; 
which all have the ability to play 

last year, Northwestern may just be 
reloading. With the support of the 
students and fans, the year could 
prove to be a success for the 

As the new logo for the 
basketball games go: "It's all New". 

According to Sports 
Information Director, Doug Ireland, 
this is a new season and a new 
atmosphere is hoped to be created 
for the Demon fans. 

"Students will be able to 
sign up for give-aways," Ireland 
"and the games will be more 


student oriented." 

"...students have wanted basketball 
games to be more fun. We are now making 

it, - 1.1 *~ j« that" 

it a point to do that." 

Doug Ireland 

two or three spots. 

"What makes us special is 
that we have players that are capable 
of performing at different posi- 
tions," Smith added. "Most of the 
players on the team have the ability 
to play two spots, with a couple able 
to confidently step in and play any 
one of three positions." 

Although the Lady 
Demons were expected to have a 
down year this season with the loss 
of 3 players and returning of four 
players who saw significant action 

Give-aways will start at 
the exhibition game Thursday night 
along with the largest Macarena 
dance ever. 

"From the beginning stu- 
dents have wanted basketball games 
to be more fun," Ireland said. "We 
are now making it a point to do 

All students are asked to 
come out and support their Lady 
Demons for the exhibition game 
with their student I.D. 

Page 4 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 5, 1996 


Floodgate making way into metal scene opening for Type O Negative in the House of Blues 

lesa thompson 
Staff reporter 

From the ashes of what was 
once the hardcore/thrash band 
Exhorder-turned-Penalty rises the 
Phoenix now known as Floodgate. 

The band's debut album, 
Penalty, has finally been released on 
RoadRunner Records, despite how 
vocalist Kyle Thomas describes its 
inception as "a black cloud over this 
record since the beginning." 

Considering that Floodgate 
have had to overcome everything 
from a trademark infraction to major 
heart surgery and a death in the fam- 
ily, I'd say the mushroom cloud over 
Hiroshima had nothing on these 

Someone once said that what 
doesn't kill us only makes us 
stronger. If that's the case, then 
Floodgate must be some of the 
strongest muthas standing.' 

At any rate, the guys in 
Floodgate were able to stand firm in 
the tempest and hold their musical 
ground in spite of the fact that 
adversity sometimes started to get 
the best of them. "It got to the point 
where it didn't feel like we were a 
band anymore," Thomas said. "We 
were in limbo, demoralized, every- 
body was so not into it." 

However, that was a long time 
ago, and everything seems to be 
coming up bloody roses for 
Floodgate these days. The guys 
recently put on a killer show at the 
House of Blues in New Orleans 
where they opened for none other 
than the mighty Type O Negative. 
They're getting positive responses to 
Penalty, and the band's members are 
pulling even closer together now 
than ever before. 

I've listened to the guys on the 
Penalty disc, and I've also seen them 
live, which is an area where many 
bands tend to fall flat on their faces. 
But after having experienced 
Floodgate up close and personal, 
I'm willing to put all my money on 
their reaching arena status and 
accomplishing whatever other goals 
they'd care to set for themselves. 

And to top it all off, Floodgate 
are happy with where they stand in a 
musical sense. "I'm more alive 
musically than I've ever been in my 
life," Thomas said. "For years I've 
been waiting to do this project and it 
feels amazing, like a breath of fresh 

air." With everything else that's 
going on with Floodgate these days, 
it almost seems like it would be 
impossible for them to take some 
time out to do an interview. Yet I 
somehow managed to get Kyle 
Thomas to sit still for a few minutes 
before the band's sound check so I 
could dig a little deeper into his 

It: What exactly took you 
guys so long to get Penalty 

KT: Set backs out the 
wazoo. We had situations 
with a family crisis, people 
being in the hospital, our 
producer's mother died, and 
my girlfriend's father had a 
massive heart attack while 
we were recording. 
Everything just compound- 
ed. The guy from Blind 
Melon (Shannon Hoon) 
OD'd across the street from 
us — which that didn't set 
us back really, but it just 
continued to put the black 
cloud across the whole 

But the name situation 
was the worst. We had gone 
under the name Penalty for 
about two years. 
Unfortunately, a company 
out of Brazil that makes 
soccer shirts has one that 
says Penalty on it, and they 
had no interest in licensing 
the name out to us. So 
rather than having a war 
over T-shirt money, we just 
ahead and changed the name, 
the wisest thing for us to do. 

or two bad reviews. Most people 
seem to be really into it, so it's been 
really positive. 

It: Floodgate's music goes in a dif- 
ferent direction than where 
Exhorder went. You're covering 
more ground in a lot of ways. What 
made ya'll want to change it? 

guess I can say that I didn't really 
think about doing anything different. 
But it always sat in the back of my 
mind that I wanted to do a project 
where I was playing guitar, bass or 
whatever. I wanted to play an 
instrument and have more freedom 
to write my own stuff. That's the 
best thing about this whole project. 
It stems mostly from mine and 

Kevin Thomas, Kyle Thomas, Steve Fisher and Neil Montgomery (in 
back on drums) of Floodgate perform last month in New Orleans 

photo by lesa thompson 

It was 

It: I know you've said that a lot of 
blood, sweat and tears went into the 
new album. But now that Penalty is 
released, how do you feel about the 
finished product? 

KT: I'm thoroughly satisfied 
with it. Of course, we're gonna nit- 
pick over little things here and there, 
everybody does with their own 
record, but it's fantastic. I couldn't 
be more satisfied. 

It: What kind of responses have you 
personally gotten about Penalty ? 

KT: Really, to tell you the truth, we 
didn't change a thing. Kevin 
(Thomas, bass/vocals) and I were 
into this kind of stuff when we were 
growing up, like Sabbath, Deep 
Purple, Led Zeppelin and Saint 
Vitus. Really, the departure wasn't 
so. much Floodgate, but Exhorder. 
We're kind of just back on track 
right now. Ultimately, we're back to 
where we started. 

It: I know you once said that you 
wanted to do your own songs 
because you could hear them in your 
head all the time. So basically, the 
whole time you were in Exhorder, 
you were really wanting to be in 

KT: So far, I've only heard one KT: I enjoyed Exhorder. I 

Kevin's ideas, whereas I'm not 
putting vocals to someone else's 

It: That's perfectly understandable 
because now you have more control 
in a sense. It's more of a personal 
thing. But Exhorder had a pretty big 
fan base. Do you ever get any feed- 
back from some of those people who 
want to walk up and tell you that 
they don't dig what you're doing 

KT: Most people like the new 
stuff a lot. Some people are honest 
enough to say that they liked 
Exhorder better, but some people 
say that they like the new stuff bet- 
ter. Ya know, there's gonna be peo- 
ple that don't like it, either, and 

that's fine — I can understand it if 
they don't . But don't count us out 
of the picture. I'm happier now than 
I've ever been musically, so I'm not 
worried about it. 

It: I know there were a lot of rough 
times, obviously, getting Penalty 
ready for release. Unfortunately, 
that kind of constant stress can real- 
ly tend to 
weigh heavily 
on a band, not 
just as a band 
on the whole, 
but as individu- 
als. How are 
you guys doing 
now personali- 
ty wise, not just 
as musicians, 
but as people? 

KT: It's fan- 
tastic. I've 
never been in a 
band that got 
along this well. 

It: Then the 
tough times 
a c t u ( a 1 1 y 
brought you 
guys closer 
together. It's 
almost good in 
a way because 
now you know 
that Floodgate 
can withstand 
practically any- 
thing. So com- 
paring where 
you are now to where you were a 
few years ago, how difficult has it 
been in making that transformation 
from a "garage band" to where you 
are now, signed to RoadRunner 
Records and opening for guys like 
Type O Negative? 

KT: Really, we almost never 
started out as a garage band because 
we had three record contracts before 
we even had a complete lineup. The 
Exhorder thing brought a lot of 
attention right off the bat. 

It: What's new projects are 
Floodgate working on right now? 

KT: We've been affiliating our- 
selves with some booking agents, 
and gradually, slowly but surely, 

we've got more shows lined up and 
in the works. At the end of the year 
we hope to be on tour full time. 

It: With? 

KT: Whoever will take us. 

It: There are bands out there right 
now who would kill for the chance 
to open for Type O, and here you 
are. What's it like? 

KT:This is our second show with 
them ever. We played our first show 
with them as Penalty a few years 
ago. They seem like cool guys. 
We're playing with them tomorrow 
night, too, in Atlanta. I'd like to get 
more shows with them if they'll 
have us. 

It: The Floodgate bio states that 
you're a classically trained singer, 
you performed the national anthem 
at a Saints game with your high 
school chorus, and you sang "Ode to 
Joy" with the New Orleans 
Symphony Orchestra. How did you 
go from Beethoven to Floodgate? 

KT: Really, that kind of just 
taught me to hone the style down; 
incorporating rage with finesse. It 
took me a few years to get it, but I 
think I've eventually captured it for 
what we need to do. 

It: Okay, last question. You've said 
that a lot of your lyrics are based on 
personal, everyday bulls — t, dreams 
and images, sometimes graphic 
stuff. How hard is it for you to get 
those personal things out of yourself 
and into a song? 

KT: That's the hardest part 
because it depends on how you feel, 
and if you're not feeling much, then 
the lyrics aren't going to be that 

It: Do you ever worry about what 
people are going to think about your 

KT: You have to be brutally honest 
with yourself when you ask 'Is this 
cheesy, or is this stupid, or will peo- 
ple understand it?' There's a bit of 
that, but sometimes you don't give a 
s — t what people think. 

Floodgate s latest cd and Solitude 
Aeturnus reviewed in this week s Sauce 

lesa thompson 

staff reporter 


RoadRunner Records 

This album's got 
more groove than Soul 
Train and Don Cornelius 
— That's exactly what 
you're gonna think the 
second you pop 
Floodgate's penalty into 
the disc player. 

Well, maybe that's not exactly 
what you'll think, but the general 
idea should be the same. That's 
because Floodgate have the kind of 
groove that could give Corrosion of 
Conformity a run for their money, 
and I say that with only the utmost 
respect for COC. 

Lord knows Pepper and the 
boys are the masters of groove, but it 
looks like now they just might have 
a little bit of worthy competition on 
their hands. 

Now, let me take a line or two 
to be absolutely sure that nobody 
misunderstands me — I am not, by 
any means, calling Floodgate a 
"COC wannabe" band by even the 
furthest stretches of the imagination. 

What I am saying, however, is 
that these boys have elevated groove 
to a whole new level. And if there 
does appear to be a few elements of 
Down and COC incorporated into 
Floodgate's sound, then it's due to 
the fact that all three bands cite the 
same influences. (Sabbath, St. 
Vitus, etc.) And besides, if you're 
gonna have to be put into a musical 
category, I think COC and Down are 
pretty damned good company to be 

in, don't you? 

M y 
favorite tracks 
on penalty are 
"Those Days," 
Guesser" and 
"Running with 
Sodden Legs," 
a song that 
vocalist Kyle 
Thomas says 
came about as a 
result of his 
brother Kevin's 
music giving him the sense of being 
trapped in a nightmare. 

Anyway, what it all comes 
down to is this — if you're into 
straight-forward, groove oriented 
music, than penalty is the one disc 
you'll immediately want to add to 
your collection. 

You can't possibly be disap- 
pointed with this one, and if you are, 
then you've been off your medica- 
tion a little too long. It's time to 
check back in to the clinic before 
you hurt yourself, 
lesa thompson 

Pavement Music 

If Death has a voice, than 
Robert Lowe's is what it must 
sound like. 

I remember the first time 
I ever came across a Solitude 
Aeturnus disc. It was 
"Through the Darkest Hour" 
and I heard it while audition- 
ing music for The Demon. Just from 
the cover, I knew it had to be good. 
Needless to say, it didn't just meet 
with my expectations, it exceeded 


them. And ever since then, 
been hooked on Solitude. 

Downfall is a really dark disc. 
It automatically reaches inside of 
your chest and brings forth the 
images of everything that you've ; 
ever been afraid of in your life but 
liked too much to let go of. In other' 
words, if you're the type of person 1 
who gets turned on by the dark side,. "I 
then Solitude Aeturnus is the band' 
for you and Downfall is the disc you 
can't do without. 

Personally, I don't think the lis- 
tener has any choice but to internal- 
ize the lyrics. One way or the other, 
you're going to be affected by the 

But exactly what effect those 
lyrics will have remains to be seen. 
I think it probably has more to do 
with how in touch you are with your 
own darker nature than anything 

As soon as I heard that 
Aeturnus was going to release the 
new disc, Downfall, I started aggra- 
vating Ms. Tammy at Pavement to 
hurry up and send me a copy. Now 
that I've got my grubby little hands 
on this 

T§li I m utter iy 

i : ^5n and 

tional ly 
that Ms. 
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the one 
of Metal 
and life, as 

I know it, is a good thing. So feel 
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CURRENT SAUCE Local, national elections drive columnist to distraction 

The student newspaper of 
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Our View 

Generation X takes voting privelege for 


Voting is a privilege that is often taken for granted by college stu 
dents and many other members of Generation X. Whether it is because 
individuals feel that their vote will not make a difference or because 
they are just too lazy to exercise their rights as an American citizen is 
unclear. We feel that is often a combination of both. 

If we were put in the position that our forefathers were in, actual- 
ly fighting for our right and freedom, would we take this right for 

Admittedly, at times, the issue of most political campaigns 
becomes the mudslinging that politicians can't seem to stay away from. 

However, we need to look through the trash and see that we do 
have a choice. We are becoming a generation of slackers. It has become 

"Everyone needs to forget about their own 
personal problems, throw away their emotion- 
al crutches and vote for the future of this 

a sad day when minor problems get in the way of exercising a right that 
our forefathers fought for. 

It has come to the point when we need to do our civic duty and 
choose the future leaders of this great nation. As members of 
Generation X we bitch and moan about minor things, when we too 
often ignore the wonderful opportunities that we have as American cit- 

In many countries, the government could care less about what the 
residents think and feel, in America we are actually begged to voice our 
opinion. Often we do, but it is always in the form complaints. It is sel- 
dom ever done to benefit the future of our great nation. 

I wonder how our grateful generation of complainers would like to 
spend some time in some third world country where they have to con 
stantly worry about their next meal, their safety, and having to sleep in 
disease infested chambers. 

The fact is whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, 
or just whatever it takes to make you feel special, we need to realize that 
we are first Americans. 

We are part of one of the richest nations in the world, full of oppor- 
tunities that are often limited by the man in the mirror rather than oth- 
ers who we would like to blame for all of our problems. We need to 
remember the sacrifices our forefathers made that give us the wealth 
of opportunities that we have today. We need to remember the hard- 
ships they endured, without making that our personal crutch. 

So tomorrow on Super Tuesday everyone needs to forget about 
their own personal problems, throw down their emotional crutches and 
vote for the future of this great nation. Just think of the other people 
in this world who would die for the opportunities we have, like many of 
our forefathers. 

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The Gospel of Jeff 
Jeff Burkett 

It's time for a Gospel of Jeff 
quiz. I promise, you wont have to 
study for this one. 

How many of you out there 
hate: A) an election year. 

B) campaigning politicians. 

C) campaign ads. 

D) all of the above! 

If you answered D or ANY of 
the above, then vote for Jeff for 
Attorney/Local option/etc. 

This year marks the first time 
that I have ever participated in a 
Louisiana election. Sure, I've voted 
since I turned 18, 1 think it's a great 
honor for an individual to be able to 
do that. 

But in Louisiana, I'm not so 
sure. And in a national election, I'm 

not sure it really matters! 

I guess if I was involved in 
some local junior political group I 
would be wetting my pants over the 
consequence of the peoples deci- 
sion, but I'm not. 

As a matter of fact, I will be 
glad when it's all over.. .and I don't 
give a damn who wins. 

Never in my life have I been so 
turned off to politics by the child- 
like behavior of the opposing politi- 
cal camps. And it's not just the 
Presidential campaign, it's on the 
state level (Senate) and right here in 
Natchitoches (District Attorney). 

In "the big" election, there are 
certain issues that need to have 
some light shed on them. 

I also care about who will be 

"leading" this country, although I do 
agree with Mike Myers character in 
So I Married an Ax Murderer, that 
the world is controlled by a group 
know as "the pentavlet". But here in 
our little comer of the world, who 

I would luce to know what is so 
damn special about being the D.A. 
in Natchitoches Parish? By the way 
the two men are lashing out at each 
other, it seems that being the local 
D.A. means you are as close to God 
Almighty as the Pope himself. 

Another thing that I despise 
about politics is the way candidates 
are probed and prodded by each 
other. They only do this to get that 
little piece of dirt on the other to 
make themselves look better. 

I don't care if candidate X anal- 
ly abuses his dog or that politician Y 
eats his boogers. As far as I'm con- 
cerned all I see them doing is name 
calling. And most of the time, that is 
all that it really is. 

And how do you think that 
these campaigns are paid for? By 
the $100-a-plate dinners that these 

morons sponsor.. .or should I 
say.. .cash in on. The only people 
that actually shell out this kind of 
dough for a $100-plate full o' crap is 
relatives and individuals who want 
to be protected when this person 
gets into office. 

Think about it? Would you pay 
hundreds of dollars or more if you 
didn't expect to be let in on some of 
the best "deals" around. Or do you 
think that the $100 hamburger you 
paid for back in October 96 will get 
you out of a DWI next year? 

Around here, it will! 

When these self proclaimed 
"good guys" get into office, they 
should do the one thing that they 
were elected to do. ..uphold the law. 
Not the Louisiana good old boy 
law, but the actual written law. 

When you really get down to it 
these days, you are picking the evil 
of two lessors. That is for any elec- 
tion. And in a town like this, it not 
an election, it's a popularity con- 
test.. .and I'm prettier than both of 
them put together! 

Respect for elders a fading value among youths in today s society 

Hard-Earned Wisdom 
Philip Wise 

Times are changing my friend. 
There are changes that affect the 
way we view life and interact with 
each other. 

Not all changes will benefit or 
help us in every way. One of the , 
significant changes that I have dis- 
covered is courtesy, or the lack 

Manners is one idea of old that 
should not be forgotten and left to 
be a memory. It seems that many 
times people have become too 
caught up with their fast paced lives 
they can't take the time to extend 
common courtesy. 

I understand that days seem to 

get hectic and frustrating, but that is 
not a reason to be rude to anyone 
and everyone that crosses your path. 

Where did "yes sir," "no sir," 
"yes ma'am" and "no ma'am" go? 
t These are the simplest of phrases, 
they are short and easy to say, and 
they carry great meaning. 

These terms show respect. 

Older people have been where 
you are now and where you have not 
yet ventured, they are wiser and 
deserve our collective respect. It is 
not that difficult to use terms such as 

When respect is given, you will 
find that people will hold a higher 

regard for you and respect will be 
handed in both directions 

The more I look around I see 
people that appear to have no 
upbringing. They seem unaffected 
by how others might view them. 
There is never a time a younger per- 
son should be uncourteous to a 
more mature individual. 

I just don't understand their 

"Yeah" and "huh" just don't cut 
it. The use of slang such as this is 
either a blatant disregard of manners 
and you just don't care or it may 
also be possible that values were not 
instilled upon you as a child. 

I know that the times haven't 
changed so much that that parents 
are not teaching their children 
respect and good behavior, so the 
only other answer is that people just 
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I hear all to often students just 
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If I used language towards my 
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If a person shows no respect to 
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I know by far that I'm not the 
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I seem to be old enough to 
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what the situation, will show how 
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One world war, four brothers and a drive-thru: Maggio s on the strip 

Benjamin Scrog£s 

Staff reporter 

One world 
war, four broth- 
ers, and one 
dream in search 
of a small fortune 
have made 
Maggio's Liquor 
what it is today, 
the largest alco- 
hol retailer in 

The four 
Maggio brothers: 
Joe, Ned, John, 
and Henry, or 
"Buddy" as most 
call him, are 
from a family of 
11 children and 
have turned the 
management of a 
retail liquor store 
like Maggio's 
into a tradition of 
business, even 
since its begin- 
ning in 1936 on 
the Southeast 
corner of Amulet 
and Lee (now 
Martin Luther 

Maggio remembers its beginning. 

"It was an old wooden building 
right on the corner. In those days, 
wine came in big, wooden barrels 
and beer you could only get in 12 oz 
bottles in wooden crates. Beer cans 
weren't around unitl after WWII." 
he added. 

According to Buddy, 
Natchitoches went dry right before 
WWII, Joe went to war and 
Maggios closed. It wasn't until 
1948 when Natchitoches was voted 

wet again, and the following year 
Maggios reopened. 

The first drive-thru of any 

The first drive thru, said Buddy, 
was right off the street and could 
handle only one car at a time. It was 

Maggio's has been around for a lot longer than most students would imagine 

photo by Eric Dutile 

liquor retailer is accredited to 
Maggio's Liquor and Buddy gives 
all the credit to his nephew Charles 
Maggio for the idea. 

"There were a couple of ladies, 
older customers that couldn't come 
in because of age, who would come 
up and blow their horn and we 
would go outside and help them," 
Maggio added. "One day Charles 
said we ought to just get a drive thru 
so we could help everyone from the 

so successful that another drive thru 
was opened on the opposite side of 
the store. 

Maggio's Liquor store expand- 
ed in 1968 and opened its current 
location across town on Hwy 1 
South with its circular drive-thru 
and bar. One final step began a third 
Maggio's in 1970 right across the 
street from the original oddly 
enough, but soon closed in 1 990 due 
to neighborhood deterioration, said 
John Maggio, current manager of 

Maggio's Liquor. 

Maggio's Liquor held the atten- 
tion of about 10,000 Natchitoches 
residents during 
its beginning, 
about 25,000 
people now, 
and, John, the 
man in charge, 
last of the line 
for the Maggio 
family, said "I'll 
probably run 
this place till I 
pass away. I 
dreamed of a 
small fortune 
when I got in, 
but it didn't 
quite turn out 
that way. The 
late hours, up 
until 2 a.m., 
keep me busy, 
but I enjoy help- 
ing the students 
with their col- 
lege the most." 

In fact, 
John and the 
Maggio family 
have enjoyed 
the college 
crowd so much 
that through the 
years over 
2,000 NSU stu- 
dents have been employed there. 

Ten students are currently using 
Maggio's as a way to work through 
school and John says it's always fun 
to have the bunch around. 

'There's always something to 
laugh about," said Maggio. "The 
good thing about Maggio's is that it 
makes us happy, the kids that work 
here happy, and it's a business where 
the customer always leaves with a 
smile on their face." Maggio con- 

Campus Connections 

College Democrats 

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Room 321 of the Student Union. All interested students are welcome 
to attend. Fundraisers, adopting a highway and other important mat- 
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Two new cable channels to support NSU-related programming 

Kevin Brough electronic field trips and the Classic on good experiences like 

Contributing writer Arts Showcases will also be shown. Natchitoches and Winnfield and the 

According to Turner, the Turner tremendous production equipment t \ 

Broadcasting field trips will give at NSU, we decided to establish an ? 

TW\ ni>ui rahlf> nhnnnpk will chiHpnK an nnnortiinitv to call in on NSU channel which could be xome- 

Two new cable channels will 
support programming from and 
related to the NSU student body and 
campus, beginning in mid- 

Both cable stations will be 
"informational in nature," Chip 
Turner, coordinator of cable televi- 
sion services, said. Cable Channel 
21 is the University's channel. 

This channel is not as far along 
in the planning stages, but Turner 
hopes it will begin soon. 

It has several possibilities, 
Turner said, but for now, will be a 
"computer generated bulletin board 
that we can start fairly soon. Some 
of it may just be graphics and not 
programming, but we will have the 
capabilities for both." 

"The bigger project - the one 
that's gaining the most attention - is 
what we are calling NSU 22, the 
community-wide channel," Turner 

This channel will begin airing 
Nov. 20 to coincide with the investi- 
ture of Dr. Randall J. Webb, NSU 

NSU 22 will offer a variety of 
educational programming, including 
college classes, athletic events, cam- 
pus performances, lectures and con- 
tinuing education courses. Other 
programs such as NASA Television, 
Shamu TV, Turner Broadcasting's 

electronic field trips and the Classic 
Arts Showcases will also be shown. 

According to Turner, the Turner 
Broadcasting field trips will give 
students an opportunity to call in on 
the topic. The first field trip is 
"Calculations on a curve ball" in 
association with the Atlanta Braves 
Training Camp in February. In 
April the field trip will be from the 
Centers for Disease Control in 
Atlanta and in May, students can 
"visit" Hong Kong as they make the 
transition back to China. 

There has been an interest in 
having a cable channel for many 
reasons, from improving relations 
with the community to broadening 
student experiences, Turner said. 

Turner came to NSU with expe- 
rience in cable television. 

"I wanted, as did the rest, to see 
this (cable channel) happen and was 
given the assignment to pursue it," 
Turner said. "And in dealing with 
the cable company, when we came 
up for the renewal of the contract, 
the cable folks also wanted to see 
this happen." 

Turner sees this channel as an 
example of what a cable company 
and a university can do when they 
work together. 

"Dr. Webb and TCA Cable TV 
Executive Vice President Sam 
Holland worked together previously 
to bring various college program- 
ming to Natchitoches and Winnfield 
via cable and the venture was very 
well received," Turner said. "Based 

on good experiences like 
Natchitoches and Winnfield and the 
tremendous production equipment 
at NSU, we decided to establish an 
NSU channel which could be some- 
what of a pilot relationship between 
a cable company and a university." 

As part of the cable agreement, 
all incoming cable signals to the 
campus will be incorporated into 
one feed which will now originate 
from Kyser Hall. 

"All of the main buildings on 
campus will also have cable running 
to Kyser so as to enable us to do live 
programming from many of the 
campus buildings, Turpin Stadium 
and Prather Coliseum," Turner said. 

In conjunction with these two 
channels, the Northwestern Cable 
Programming Advisory Council was 
formed. This organization will be 
responsible for helping to determine 
what programming is acceptable as 
well as in keeping with the purposes 
for which the channels are being 
established by the University and 
TCA Cable. 

Members of the Council 
include Sujuan Boutte', Bill Brent, 
Sherlynn Byrd, Greg Burke, Ch^s 
Maggio, Dr. Ron McBride, Melissa 
Peveto, Dr. Jim Pratt, Dr. Anthony 
Scheffler and Turner. 

Information on Channel 22 can 
be found on the University's web 
page at: 

Northwestern Theater's latest production, The House of the Blue 
Leaves, takes to the stage Thursday. See page 3 for a complete pre- 

photo by Steve Evans 

Lack of funds causing academic journal cancellations in 
Watson Library; will hinder research efforts by students 

Tahim Ules 

News Editor 

Watson Memorial Library is 
being forced to terminate the sub- 
scriptions for many of the journals 
used for departmental research due 
to a lack of funds. 

According to Director of 
Libraries Dr. Ada Jarred, a final 
decision has not yet been reached as 
to which publications will be cut. 

There will be approximately a 
26 percent reduction of the amount 
of money spent on these materials. 

"Part of the reason we are in 
this tight spot is because of accredi- 
tation of programs," Jarred said. 

She went on to explain that the 
enhancement money the library 
used to receive towards subscrip- 
tions is no longer available from the 


Jarred also commented that the 
rising prices of the journals is a con- 
factor for 
the lack of 
They con- 
increase in 
cost and 
are more 
for the 
than per- 
sonal sub- 
scriptions because they are for pub- 
lic use. 

"This is something we are 
forced into because of the limited 
funding from the state," Jarred said. 



U tip/ 

Laura Harper takes time out to watch some of the University's programming 

file photo 

Greek 1010 promoting inter-Greek unity, 
involvement in the Greek system 

Stacev Michaels 

Staff writer 

Northwestern's Greek commu- 
nity is striving to promote inter- 
Greek relations and involvement in 
the Greek system through a new 
program, Greek 1010. 

Greek 1010 is a mandatory 
series of educational workshops for 
new members in the Greek system. 
"Greek 1010 is designed to primari- 
ly teach new members to be good 
citizens in the Greek community," 
Reatha Cox, Assistant Director of 
Organizations and Greek Affairs, " 

Although other schools have 
similar programs, Greek 1010 was 
implemented on Northwestern's 
campus as a result of the tremen- 
dous growth of the Greek system in 
the last year. According to Cox, the 
addition of two new Greek organiza- 
tions, Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma 
Nu, has brought new member 
involvement in the Greek system up 
to approximately 300 people. 

Greek 1010 is a series of three 
workshops, Nov. 5, 12 and 19, last- 

ing two hours each. Each workshop 
concentrates on a different aspect of 
Greek life. 

Greek 1010 is conducted by 23 
Greek Facilitators. They are initiat- 
ed members from different campus 
fraternities and sororities. 
Facilitators were chosen through an 
application process based on interest 
and potential for contributing to the 
program. They lead individual 
groups through activities and dis- 
cussions designed to make new 
members aware of current issues in 
the Greek community. 

"I am glad that I was chosen to 
be part of such an important pro- 
gram," Heather Ragsdale, Greek 
facilitator, said. 

The first session, held Last 
Tuesday, emphasized team building 
exercises that focused on trust build- 
ing, Greek unity, communication 
and group planning. 

"I think Greek 1010 was very 
successful," Cox said. Cox added 
that nearly 250 new members partic- 

The second session will stress 
Greek public relations focusing on 

Greek image and a reflection on 
who Greeks are. The last session 
will focus on living fraternity or 
sorority rituals. 

Generally, reactions to the 
Greek 1010 program were varied. 
Most students enjoyed the program 
while others went because it was 
required. "I am glad to have the 
opportunity to learn more about the 
Greek system," Emily Leonard, a 
member of Phi Mu Fraternity, said. 

Although Greek 1010 is a new 
program, it will be continued on a 
smaller scale in the Spring semester. 
According to Cox, Greek 1010 will 
undergo constant change in an effort 
to better the program. 

"Certainly, we will evaluate 
suggestions from facilitators and 
participants to make Greek 1010 a 
success," Cox said. 

Applications for Greek facilita- 
tors will be available in February. 
The Spring session of Greek 1010 
will be a training ground for next 
year's facilitators. To obtain more 
information about Greek 1010, con- 
tact the Office of Greek Life in room 
214 of the Student Union. 

"All of our expenses are 
increasing," Jarred said. Much of the 
money that was originally used for 
keeping the library well supplied 
with research materials is now used 
for operating costs. 

The process of choosing which 
journals are to be discontinued has 
been a slow, cautious one. The deci- 
sion to terminate the materials was 
made by several people including 
some of the many department heads 
and Dr. Tom Bums, academic vice 

The staff involved in choosing 
has worked to ensure that the loss of 
these materials affects the student 
body as little as possible. "We are 
trying to discard titles used primari- 
ly by faculty for reference," Jarred 

Student arrested on felony theft, forgery charges 

Carroll DeMas 

Staff reporter 

A student has been arrested on 
felony charges and $3,000 worth of 
stereo equipment is missing as two 
unrelated thefts hit Northwestern. 

At approximately 10:30 a.m., 
Nov. 6, campus police apprehended 
Tamika Boston on two counts of 
theft and six counts of forgery. 

"There may be additional 
charges pending," Det. Sgt. Doug 
Prescott said. 

The arrest occurred after 
Boston's suitemate at Sabine Hall, 
Terra Martin, reported her check- 
book, driver's license and student 

ID missing to campus police. 

Boston allegedly stole the 
checks from Martin and forged sev- 
eral of them. The amounts of the 
checks forged so far totals about 
$800. This makes the theft charges 
felonies as well as the six counts of 

"We are also questioning sev- 
eral other people about this and 
there may be some other arrests." 
Prescott said. Prescott said that uni- 
versity police were not positive that 
there would be other arrests, but he 
suspected that there were other 
people with knowledge of this inci- 

There is an ongoing investiga- 


Prescott was aided by anony- 
mous tip when he was trying to 
apprehend his suspect, "We devel- 
oped some leads from that and then 
just followed up on it. Once I got 
her [Boston] in here she confessed. 
" Prescott said. 

It is not known as of yet if 
Boston will be expelled from 
Northwestern. She is on interim 
suspension at this time pending an 
administrative hearing. 

In an unrelated incident, 
$3,000 worth of public address 

see Theft, page I 

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Tuesday, November 12, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Christmas festival history ties in with its modern purpose 


The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs will host its 
annual 50 plus Club Reunion Saturday, Nov. 16 for those NSU 
alumni who graduated over 50 years ago. A 10:30 a.m. recep- 
tion is scheduled to be in the President's Room of the Friedman 
Student Union. Following that, lunch will be served in the 
Student Union Ballroom. For more information, contact Elise 
James at (318) 357-4414. 

Phi Kappa Phi Applicants 

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society is inviting applications 
from senior students for competitive fellowships worth up to 
$7,000 for full-time, first- year graduate or professional study. 
Fifty of the prestigious fellowships will be awarded nationwide. 
Thirty additional honorable mention awards of $1,000 will be 
made available. The selection process includes scholastic 
achievement, high standardized test scores, honors and enrich- 
ment programs, leadership and participation in university and 
community activities, expression of study plans and career 
goals, plus evaluations by faculty. For an application and addi- 
tional information, eligible graduating seniors should contact 
either: Dr. Sally Hunt, Teacher Education Center, Pod B, Room 
1 16 or Dr. Sara Burroughs in Kyser Hall, Room 314L. 
Interested applicants may call (318) 357-4130 or (318) 357- 
5665 for more information. The deadline for applications to be 
submitted is Jan. 15, 1997. 

Opera Northwestern 

Opera Northwestern will present the Christmas classic "Amahl 
and The Night Visitors" Nov.'19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale 
Recital Hall. Admission is free for all NSU and Louisiana 
School for Math, Science and the Arts students, $5 for the gen- 
eral public and $1 for all other students. The opening perfor- 
mance will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and is to be a part of the 
Investiture Ceremony for Northwestern 's president, Dr. Randall 
J. Webb. For ticket information, reservations any other details, 
call (318) 357-5762. 

"A German Requiem" 

The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and NSU 
Chorale will present Brahms "A German Requiem" Thursday, 
Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free 
to NSU and Louisiana School for the Math, Science and the 
Arts students and $5 for the general public. 

Jeremy Ekberg 

Staff reporter 

The Natchitoches Christmas 
Lights Festival is rapidly approach- 
ing and for such a world renowned 
festival, most people in the commu- 
nity still know little about the histo- 
ry and general workings of it. 

To the best of anyone's knowl- 
edge, the festival was started by a 
man named Max Burgdorff after 
the development of parallel circuits 
for lights. This development 
improved Christmas lights and 
enabled them to be made in longer 

The festival began in 1927 
when Burgdorff put up an eight 
foot tall set lights in the shape of a 
star, according to Nick Pollacia Jr., 
Chamber of Commerce executive 
vice president. 

"Burgdorff was at the cutting 


con t from page 1 

equipment was stolen from the 
Sylvan R. Friedman Student Union 

On October 16 the campus 
police received a call from Carl 
Henry reporting three Dawn brand 
speakers and two Dawn brand sub- 
woofers missing from the ball- 
room. Henry reported that he 
locked the ballroom that night at 
10:30 and did not notice if the 
equipment was missing then or not. 

Prescott said that there was no 
sign of forced entry. 

The speakers "were purchased 
by the SGA and the university and 
were less than a year old. Any 
information on this can be reported 
to campus police at 357-5431. A 
crimestoppers reward is also being 
offered to anyone with information 
that leads to an arrest and convic- 
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edge of technology," Pollacia said. 

After the original star was 
erected, the city decided to do more 
and more. There are now 77 set 
lights, 17 of which are new, in 

the city 


city of Natchitoches with help 
from area sponsors like The 
Alexandria Daily Town Talk, 
Harrah's, The Louisiana Lottery 
and various others. These business- 
for its 

'The whole purpose behind the 
festival has been family enjoyment, in 
the season that everyone enjoys..." 

Nick Pollacia Jr. 

works shows began in 1936 accord- 
ing to Pollacia, and are sponsored, 
along with the parade, by the 
Chamber of Commerce. The lights 
themselves are paid for by the city. 

The festival, which will be 
held on Dec. 7, is paid for by the 

In return, the business will benefit 
from the tourism and money 
brought in by festival goers, 
according to Pollacia. He also 
added that the money is not the rea- 
son for the Christmas festival. 
"The whole purpose behind 

the festival has been family enjoy- 
ment, in a season that everyone 
enjoys," Pollacia said. "It's a cele- 

Even Pollacia is amazed at 
how a small town can attract such a 
large crowd of tourists. According 
to Pollacia, the lights will be on 
Nov. 27 through Jan. 6 and should 
result in approximately 400,000 
people coming to Natchitoches. 
Also, he said that the day of the 
parade brings an average of 
200,000 into the city. 

Pollacia has talked to people 
who came from as far away as 
Europe and Alaska for the celebra- 
tion and is proud of how well- 
known the festival is. 

"This festival has been listed 
as one of the top 100 events in 
North America, five times in the 
past ten years by the American Bus 
Association," he said. 

Fashion show to be held this week 

Tommy Whitehead 

Contributing writer 

Northwestern students will be 
able to get a look at the latest fall 
and winter fashions this week- in 
their local cafeteria. 

The first Fall Fashion Fiesta 
will be presented Thursday during 
the lunch rush in the Student Union 
cafeteria. This fashion show is part 
of a Student Personnel Services 

group graduate project. 

t "We've tried to target a multi- 
tude of diversity," Sandra Neal, SPS 
graduate student, said. "We want to 
have something that non-traditional, 
traditional and multicultural stu- 
dents would be interested in. 
Everybody is interested in looking 
their best." 

Clothing will be provided by 
area businesses and will be modeled 
by "Northwestern 's finest men and 
women," Neal said. 

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'The House of Blue Leaves" promises laughter and tears 

Melanie Romero 

Contributing writer 

Northwestern 's Theater allures 
audiences this week with their pro- 
duction of "The House of Blue 
Leaves," directed by Dr. Jim Stacy. 

A "painfully zany tragic come- 
dy" by celebrated contemporary 
playwright John Guare features a 
combination of comedy and 
tragedy; naturalism and slapstick 
humor all rolled into one award- 
winning show. 

The setting of "The House of 
Blue Leaves" is in a "cold apart- 
ment in Sunnyside, Queens, New 
York City" on Oct. 4, 1965, 'the 
day that the Pope came to New 

The plot centers around the 
life of Artie Shaughnessy, a 
zookeeper who possesses the unob- 
tainable desire to reach Hollywood 
stardom as a songwriter, and his 
incredibly dysfunctional family. 
These include his wife, Bananas, 
who, out of desperation, behaves 
like a dog to win the attention of 
her husband; Bunny, Artie's mis- 
tress, who feeds the fire of Artie's 
passion to achieve stardom and 

Ronnie, Artie's son, who goes 
AWOL and decides he must blow 
up the Pope. 

Also included in the cast of 
characters is a deaf starlet, a 
Hollywood director," 
three exuberant nuns, 
a bewildered MP, 
and a man with 
a straightjack- 

ents are a mixture of 
laughter and tears that should leave 
an incredible theatrical memory," 
Stacy said. 

The plot seems to go in many 
directions at once, creating a scene 
of almost complete havoc. While 
the play progresses, the family's 
mental state deteriorates propor- 

tionally to how the script resembles 
a farce more and more. 
According to Stacy, the 
first act is more realistic, 
while the second act is 
"really wild." 
The production 
also boasts sev- 
eral interest- 
ing special 
including a 
bomb explod- 
ing on 

from the 
On this 
screen the pro- 
logue of the show will be shown, 
taped instead of live. 

Stacy's reasoning for choosing 
this method included limited set 
area, since the prologue is set in a 
bar, and it also creates a more 

"dreamlike" or flashback feeling to 
the prologue. 

The cast of characters include 
Mike Mayhall as Artie; Aimee 
Lasseigne as Bananas; Kayla 
LeMaire as Bunny; Clayton 
Chauvin as Ronnie; Stephanie 
Hodgdon as the deaf starlet; Brett 
Daigle as the Hollywood director; 
Allison Boudreaux and K. Renae 
Pullen as two of the nuns. 

The third nun will be alter- 
nately played by Melony Eberling 
and Kelly Songy, Eric De Fratis 
plays the MP; Larry Bright is the 
man in white and Cory Pichoff is 
the piano man. 

Stacy wishes to encourage 
everyone to attend this production 
because "it is representative of con- 
temporary drama in its blend of the 
comic, the tragic, the theatrical, and 
the realistic." 

The production runs from Nov. 
14-21 in Theatre West. All perfor- 
mances start at 7:30 p.m. except the 
Saturday's performance which 
beings at 2 p.m. 

For reservations or more infor- 
mation call 357-6891 or go by the 
Box Office in the Creative and 
Performing Arts Building. 

Oooh oooh that smell, can you smell that smell: Aromatherapy 

Heather Million 

Staff reporter 

Spikenard, Ylang Ylang, 
Ravensara, and Olibanum. To the 
average Joe, these words may sound 
like gibberish, but to any aromather- 
apist they are important tools of the 

Recently, Dawn Heyl, candle- 
maker and aromatherapist extraordi- 
naire, offered a three hour aro- 

matherapy lecture on campus, at the 
cost of $40 per person. (That counts 
out most college students.) 

The room was filled with con- 
flicting smells and tables piled with 
mysterious vials of unknown sub- 

Heyl told the class that aro- 
matherapy is the use of essential oils 
(concentrated extracts from plants, 
flowers and nuts) for emotional, 
physical, and aesthetic benefits. 

These oils can be used for anything 
from medicinal substitutes to culi- 
nary treats. 

One can inhale scents to cure 
depression, rub the oil into wounds 
to heal and prevent scarring, and 
breath the fumes to detoxify the 

The oils can even spice up an 
unexciting love life, or simply make 
you feel good. The aromatherapy, 
practice itself has been around since 

the invention of distillation, a thou- 
sand years, and played an important 
role in medicine before penicillin. 

During World War I, lavender 
oil and other essential extracts were 
used to heal wounds and prevent 
infection. However, with the com- 
ing of synthetic drugs and higher 
technology, the medicinal uses of 

see Aroma, con t page 6 

Campus Connections 

Phi Beta Lamda 

Phi Beta Lamda will meet tomorrow at noon in rm. 108. Guest speak- 
er will be CP-TEL internet services. The alternate meeting will be 
Thursday at 3:30 in rm. 108. Saturday PBL will meet outside the busi- 
ness building to go to PBLFest. Fund raising money is due next 

Society of Professional Journalists 

SPJ will meet Thursday in 106 Kyser at 3:15 p.m. 
joining may attend. 

All interested in 

Sigma Gamma Rho 

The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho will be having fall rush Monday, Nov. 
18, at 7:00 p.m. in the President's Room of the Student Union. 
Requirements for membership include current enrollment, 2.3 GPA and 
12 semester hours completed. For more information contact LaJuanna 
VanZant at 357-6573. 

Alpha Lamda Delta 

Alpha Lamda Delta will be holding a meeting for returning members 
tomorrow at 7 p.m. in 321 Student Union. Please attend or call 357- 

College Democrats 

College Democrats will meet tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the 321 Student 
Union. Proposed fundraisers, community service and other important 
issues will be discussed. 

Delta Sigma Theta 

Delta Sigma Theta will begin a donation drive for the Natchitoches 
Battered Women's Shelter. Donations such as clothing and toiletries 
for women and children are requested and donations may be made in 
the Student Union, Varnado, Dodd and Sabine. Also, December 1 1 the 
Ladies of Crimson and Cream will be holding a Christmas Ball. 
Tickets go on sale Nov. 11. Pictures will be taken. 

Student Activities Board 

Elvis impersonators are needed as a form of entertainment. Costume 
will be provided by SAB. Anyone interested please call 357-651 1 and 
ask for Liz Carrol. 

Students In Free Enterprise 

SIFE and Mail Boxes, Etc. are collecting new and slightly used 
sweaters for the unfortunate. Drop off points include 103 Morrison 
Hall, 105 Morrison Hall and Mail Boxes, Etc. We are also collecting 
aluminum cans to help the Animal Shelter raise money. There will be 
a drop off point in Morrison Hall. Weekly meetings will be held on 
Mondays in 108 Morrison Hall and are open to all NSU students. For 
more information contact Dr. Handlang at 357-5709. 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Phi Kappa Phi is now accepting applications for competitive fellow- 
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The latest in metal music from Crowbar and Acid Bath 

lesa thompson 
Staff writer 

Broken Glass 
Pavement Records 

My most heartfelt 
advice to you is that even if 
you don't buy any other 
music this year, you NEED 
to make it a point to go out 
and get this one. 

If you're already a 
CROWBAR fan, you'll be 
completely blown away by 
Broken Glass. And if for 
some reason you're not 
already a CROWBAR fan 
(and perhaps you've spent 
the last 20 years of your life 
locked away in a mental 
ward on Bora Bora), then get 
Broken Glass and you'll immediate- 
ly want to add your name to the list 
of people who worship CROWBAR. 

It's as simple as that. 

I'm probably CROWBAR'S 
most ardent enthusiast. Not only do 
I love their music, but they're also 
tops on my list of "People that I 
don't Hate." (Which, by the way, is 
no small accomplishment — it's a 
pretty short list.) 

Anyway, if you read my inter- 
view with the guys a couple of 
weeks ago, then you know that I was 
a little bit upset about guitarist Matt 
Thomas' decision to leave CROW- 

BAR and move to Oklahoma. 

So let me take this opportunity 
to inform everyone as to how 
unfounded my fears were. Jay 
Abene has stepped in to take Man's 
place as Axemaster Extraordinaire, 
and I have all the faith in the world 
that he's going to do an excellent 

Not only is Jay a veteran of the 
music scene, but he's also a heck of 
a nice guy and his personality seems 
to fit right in with the rest of the 

I can't wait to hear what ele- 
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Tuesday, November 12, 1996 

Current Sauce 

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Current Sauce 

The student newspaper of 
Northwestern State University 
Est 1911 

Winner of six Southeastern Journalism 
Conference Awards 

Our View 

What were ya 11 thinking? 

One of the things that we pride ourselves on here at the Current 
Sauce is the fact that we are probably the most conservative staff this 
University has seen in a while. With that in mind we cannot help but 
express our great displeasure at the results of these last rounds of elec- 
tions. We are amazed, amused and incredibly disappointed at the blatant 
ignorance of the American voting populous. 

While only 48 percent of the registered voters actually took the ini- 
tiative to vote only 28 percent of those who voted chose the honest and 
dependable Bill Clinton.If you can't tell, we are being very sarcastic. 

Now that we have heard Bill tell us that if he could have the oppor- 
tunity to use marijuana again he would inhale, future generations can 
feel free to follow the intelligent advice of our fearless leader. Why 

"...if he [Bill Clinton] had the 
opportunity to use marijuana 
again he would inhale..." 

must someone in such a high position corrupt our society? 

There are thousands of little children that have the dream of one day 
being president. How is it going to look for their role model to be some- 
one who is neck deep in the "White Water Scandal"? 

The American people have said "Yes, it is okay to be a womanizing, 
draft-dodging, double-talking, felony-committing, french fry eating, 
dope-smoking, tree-hugging liberal. As a matter of fact, it is so accept- 
able, we will even let you be president." 

What kind of sick reflection on our society is this and what does this 
say about the office of the president? It is sad to think that the most pow- 
erful position in the world that was once held by such prestigious men as 
Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan could be 
defiled by the likes of Bill Clinton. 

The one saving grace in this whole situation is the Republican con- 
trol of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Yes, Bill is 
much too incompetent to run the White House, but our founding fathers 
have well prepared us for such a situation by giving us a chance to choose 
the mentally advanced to control Congress to make up for the mentally 
impaired individual who mistakenly won the presidency. 

Now that we are finished with Clinton, let us discuss our dear, sweet 
friend Ross Perot. Now, we here at the Current Sauce do not support 
Ross, we just pity him. If you really look at him and analyze his actions 
you might come to view him as the kind, old man we all could call 

No, Ross could not run the country, but one of the main reasons for 
this is his lack of mental stability. He is just a rich old man with a dream 
that will never come true. 

The opinion of the Current Sauce editorial staff stands strong in 
times of corruption and lack of responsibility on the part of the American 
public. And we would like to emphasize the point that we would not com- 
plain at all if we had not exercised our right to vote. 

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Have you ever 
wondered what the 
strange noises 
coming from your 
neighbors' dorm 
room are? 

Message and Artwork byMark Pierce 

Preregistration aptly described as a "feeding frenzy" and nightmare 

Hard-Earned Wisdom 

Philip Wise 

It is time once again for that 
time honored tradition that the 
majority of us look upon as nothing 
less than an excruciating headache - 

It is the very thing that we look 
forward to at the end of each semes- 
ter. We bring our little newspaper 
full of potential classes to sit and 
discuss our options with our advis- 

We try to find out which class- 
es we need to take in the spring to 
hurry us down the road of our edu- 
cation here at Northwestern. 

We converse with our adviser 
trying to look at the overall picture 
that will set us closer to graduation, 
but all too often they don't want to 
be confined in their small office any 
more than we do. 

Advisers mean well, but they 
have other things that occupy their 
mind just as we do. We think about 
what we need to do as soon as we 
get through planning our future 
schedule, how we need to write a 

report that is due in a few days and 
(he many other problems we face at 
the end of the semester. 

I am sure you get the picture - 
unless this is your first semester 
here at Northwestern. 

I know I seem to be rambling 
on, but I am just trying to set the 
scene, as if you need any help 
understanding, you're already living 
the nightmare. 

The problem that I have viewed 
in my four years is not with the 
quality of the advisers, but class 
availability. We study the paper 
choosing just the right classes and 
the appropriate section numbers to 
nake the best possible schedule, 
when everything goes to sh*t. 

The schedule that you have 
composed would have been the best 

You would be able to sleep a 
ittle later and you would really be 
able to party hard on Thursday 
light, because it was the perfect 

Your advisers are happy to 
punch their keyboard entering the 
classes and the corresponding sec- 
tion number when - oh no, the class 
seems to be full. 

This is a problem all to com- 
mon to us here at Northwestern, 
and we are assured that this will 

Why should we take our time 
and our advisers' time, just to have a 
completely different schedule than 
what we had so carefully planned. 

A schedule that forces us to get 
up early, one that has the strangest 
time frame. A schedule that can only 
be equaled by the horrible, "lets- 
freshmen schedule. 

We try semester after semester 
to get advised earlier and earlier, but 
it never seems to matter. 

It is like a shark feeding frenzy 
when the advisers' computers go on- 
line to enter what was once your 
perfect schedule. 

It starts off with just one prob- 

The class that you need was 
full, so you try another section. 
Good, it works. You're happy now, 
but the different section number 
interferes with more of your classes, 
then it begins. 

Your in a mad race against all 
the other students trying to get a half 
decent schedule. 

By the time the nightmare ends 

and you have your schedule enter in 
the computer you seem to have 
some peace and calm in your life. 

Your adviser prints you a copy 
of the spring semester, that is wherf 
you realize the nightmare has just 
begun. The schedule that you have 
in your hand that you so carefully 
planned out has mutated into some- 
thing that you will dread until the 

Where do all these people who 
occupy all these class slots reside. I 
don't believe that there are that 
many people on campus during pre- 
registration to create a problem of 
this magnitude. 

I know in the past that there 
was a problem with students who 
would preregister for classes and not 
come back the following semester. 

The university finally caught 
on to this and issued a new policy 
which will hold whoever preregis- 
ters accountable for the classes they 

This new policy might help 
registration problems if the universi- 
ty sticks to their guns and enforces 

On a closing note. Even with 
this new policy in effect the possi- 
bility of being locked out of a class- 
es in the spring semester is foresee- 

Something to think about, 
"phone in registration", but that's a 
whole other animal. 

Response to courtesy in the community or lack thereof 

Mr. Wise, I agree with your 
thoughtful observations concerning 
the lack of courtesy in our society. 
However, I would offer for your 
consideration that this phenomenon 
is not merely a "lack" but represents 
a death of the human. 

We live in a post-industrial ser- 
vice oriented society in which the 
individual is offered unlimited 
autonomy. Technology makes it 
possible for the individual to do 
exactly what he or she wants to do 
any time they want to do it. The 
structures of human community are 
no longer necessary for the exis- 
tence of the individual. Thus we 
experience deep alienation from 

others and the concept of communi- 
ty dies. 

With the death of community 
we lose something of our humanity 
for we are essentially social beings. 
Without community the individual 
turns inward and expresses an 
unbalanced selfishness which is fed 
by the unlimited resources of our 
service oriented society. More and 
more of the human fades away until 
at last there is nothing left but a pure 
consumer. This new "consumer 
thing" is not merely a consumer of 
economic goods, the entire field of 
existence is now measured in terms 
of what will yield to me the most 
physical and emotional satisfaction. 

All else is without value. 

Which brings us to your obser- 
vations Mr. Wise. Courtesy and 
Respect are forms of communica- 
tion which take place in communi- 
ties made up of humans. Courtesy to 
another says to that person, "even 
though I do not know you personal- 
ly I salute you for your humanity. 
Godspeed, Shalom, Peace be to 
you," or "may I assist you with that 
heavy package?" Respect grants 
reverence to our elders. But rever- 
ence is a sort of self abasement 
before another or the depriving of 
self. And as we have seen the self 
will not be deprived in our society. 

Finally Mr. Wise, the problem 

of lack of Courtesy and Respect is 
not merely a problem of language, it 
is the very condition of our society. 
You have identified the symptoms in 
the uses of slang words such as 
"yeah" and "huh." But these words 
are only clues to the deeper prob- 
lem. They will lead us to the selfish, 
rude, and ugly "consumer thing" 
uttering them. I hope this peace of 
wisdom is not to hard for you Mr. 
Wise but if you reflect on your last 
stroll through the student union and 
then consider my observations you 
might find them to be sound. Peace 
to You. 

Chuck Norwood 

Advice from a Higher Power 

Dear Current Sauce, 

I have been having problems 
with my roommate. She is driving 
me crazy. Her hair is everywhere 
and gets stuck to my feet when I 
walk across the room in socks. Our 
room has a very foul odor and I am 
beginning to think she needs a bath. 
How do I tell her to clean herself 


Dirty in Dodd 

Dear Dirty in Dodd, 

Roommate problems are evi- 
dent here at Northwestern by the 
numerous number of room changes 
made every semester. Yes, your 
roommate is a slob, but you can't 
sacrifice your feelings to spare hers. 
Tell her that the room smells bad 
and see if she does anything about it, 
if not, ask her to try showering daily. 
Tell her it is better for her health and 
that you are acting as a concerned 
friend. If all else fails, either tell the 
honest truth or request a room 
change, but it is pretty late in the 

semester for the second option. 

Dear Current Sauce, 

I finally asked out a girl that I 
have liked for months. We went out 
last week and had great time, but 
there is one problem, she has bad 
breath. What should I do? Do I 
drop a subtle hint, or just not ask her 
out anymore? I would appreciate 
any help you could give me. 

Fear of the Foul Mouth 

Dear Fear of Foul Mouth, 

You obviously realize that you 
have two options. First of all, you 
could just not ask her out again. This 
would be a solution to a portion of 
your problem, but I am assuming 
that if you have liked her for months 
that you care for the girl enough to 
devise a better one. I suggest offer- 
ing her gum or candy whenever the 
two of you are together. She may 
even take the hint that she needs to 
brush a little more. These two sug- 
gestions were given only if breath is 

that important and bothers you that 
much. If that doesn't help, either tell 
her the truth and be prepared for 
hurt feelings or end the relationship. 
In which case she must not be very 
important to you as a person. 

Dear Current Sauce, 

My roommate keeps loaning 
out my clothes to her friends. I hate 
her and she is very inconsiderate. I 
have asked her not to go through my 
closet or any of my things, but she 
still does. My clothes are missing 
when I want to wear them and when 
they show up, they smell bad and 
need washing. I cannot afford to 
wash all of the clothes that other 
people borrow. What can I do? 


Dear Annoyed, 

Many people here on campus 
can relate to your problem. 
Although it is late in the semester, 
you could request a room change or 
tell your RA. Let your roommate 
know that you will not stand for the 

treatment you are getting anymore. 
Tell her to stay away from your 
things and ask her how she would 
feel if you took her cloths all the 
time. If worse comes to worse, put 
locks on you closet doors or move 

Yes, you too can seek the 
advice of the Current 
Sauce staff. We are fellow 
students who share a 
compassionate concern 
for fellow Demons so 
write or e-mail your ques- 
tions and concerns to the 
Current Sauce. Questions 
can be turned in to The 
Current Sauce in room 
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The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 12, 1996 

Writer travels to New Orleans to interview band on the rise in their quest for a label 

lesa thompson 

Staff writer 

I first heard Deadbolt the night 
they opened for CROWBAR at 
Zeppelin's. Before they went on, I 
wasn't familiar with their music and 
honestly didn't care whether I got to 
see them or not. 

But once they took the stage, I 
knew I had to check these guys out 
and do an interview with them. 

I was impressed by their sound 
and stage presence. They came 
across like they were playing in 
front of arena crowd of 20,000. 
Deadbolt gave it everything they had 
that night in New Orleans, and the 
crowd responded to it like they 
could tell. 

Of all the bands I've seen this 
year, Deadbolt stands out in my 
mind as one of the strongest and 

Deadbolt are as yet unsigned, 
but they're in the process of trying to 
get a deal. And if there's a label out 
there looking for a band with some 
serious anger control problems, 
Deadbolt's the band they need to 
jump on right away. These guys are 

Here's what drummer Chris 
Hamilton had to say about the state 
of Deadbolt today: 

It: What deals do Deadbolt have in 
the works? 

CH: We're looking for a deal. 
Right now we're unsigned, and 
^ve're doing it all ourselves. We're 

gonna be marketing our stuff in the ty long drive to play a gig. 
next month to every label. And 
we've got a show- 
case in New York 
in November. 
Hopefully, some- 
thing will come 
about from it. 

It: Have you been 
shopping your 
tapes around? 

CH: Not real- 
ly. We shopped 
our first demo 
around, but we had 
a different signer 
before. We've 
been doing this for 
about a year now 
with this lineup. 

It: How long has 
Deadbolt been 

CH: I've been with 
Rian, the guitar 
player, for nine 
years, since we 
were little. 

the demo recorded? 

Pro-Pain next month to do a few- 
dates. We just want to play and get 
a deal. 

Chris Hamilton of Deadbolt talks to lesa thompson recently in 
New Orleans 

It: Who are some of 
the bands that influ- 
ence Deadbolt? 

CH: Definitely 
CROWBAR, Souls at 
Zero, Pro-Pain, 
Danzig, Pantera. 

It: Describe your 

CH: It's tight. 

People seem to really 
dig it. Whenever peo- 
ple ask if we're a hard- 
core band or whatever, 
I just say it's heavy. I 
don't know how else 
to describe it — it's 
just heavy. 

I would say we're 
definitely a Metal 
band. It's a mix of 
hard-core and Metal, 
but we're definitely 
influenced by Metal 
more so than anything. 

It: Have ya'U always played so 

CH: Pretty much. When we 
were a bit younger we did some 
lighter Metal, but basically, this is 
the natural progression of the band. 

It: How'd you wind up opening for 
CROWBAR? Pennsylvania's a pret- 

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singer. It was just me and Rian for 
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It: What separates Deadbolt from 
all the other unsigned bands out 
there today? 

CH: Our energy live. I think we 
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think that you really only have out a 
three song demo, and here you are 
half way across the country opening 
up for CROWBAR. 

CH: I feel really lucky. They 
treat us great. Kirk's the nicest guy 
in the world. For us to be playing 
with CROWBAR anywhere is great, 
especially with us being unsigned. 
It's definitely cool. 

If we were at a level like 
CROWBAR or Pro-Pain, to me, 
that's success. This is all I've ever 
wanted to do. We've been together 
too long to quit. 


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body lotions, and face cleansers. 

Heyl also shared deep breath- 
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a glass vial and their choice of oils 
to make a perfume. 

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Tuesday, November 12, 1996 

Current Sauce 

Page 7 

Lady Demons' basketball 
team defeat Swedish team 

Elizabeth V, Crump 

Staff reporter 

The Lady Demons defeated 
Satila, a Swedish Club team, 81-49 
in the season-opening women's bas- 
ketball exhibition Thursday night. 

Because the Lady Demons lost 
three of the most prolific players in 
school histo- 
ry, head 

Smith felt 
that they still 

team to only four field goals in the 
entire second half. 

Senior center Nicole Lacy, the 
only returning starter from last years 
19-10 squad, scored 20 points and 
pulled down a career-high 20 

Lacy grabbed 1 1 boards in the 
first half with sophomore sensation 
and Chase added 10 to a half which 

Ja fe?t ^ ave a wea lth of good young 
players and added with the talent we 
have returning, we have the ability to 
remain a good ballclub." 

Head coach James Smith 

had the talent 
to make up 
for what they 
lost and he 
was right. 

have a 
wealth of 
good young 

players and added with the talent we 
have returning, we have the ability 
to remain a good ballclub," Smith 

Smith said that he felt that the 
Lady Demons performed very well 

"We have been working hard 
all week on defense and it really 
showed in the second half," Smith 

Northwestern blew open a 43- 
34 half-time lead with strong 
defense, limiting the Swedish Club 

saw the Lady Demons pull down 24 
offensive rebounds. 

According to Smith, this year 
should be Lacy's coming out year. 
He said that she had the ability to 
make a real impact this year and 
Lacy proved Smith's theory right. 

Junior forward, Amanda 
Cooper, a team leader as well as one 
of the best athletes on the team, 
scored 13; freshman guard Judy 
Clark, one of two extremely talent- 
ed newcomers, scored 12 and 
sophomore guard Louise Chase 

scored 1 for Northwestern. 

Chase, a second-team pre-sea- 
son All-Southland Conference pick 
in her first year with the Lady 
Demons, added 1 1 rebounds and 
game-high 4 assists. 

Satila experienced a 49 point 
loss against Tulane last Tuesday, 
which was their first of tw o losses in 
three days. 

"Tulane was a 
bigger team although not 
more aggressive," Satila 
head coach, Frank Aim, 
said. "We let both teams 
get too many quick bas- 
kets and pull away in 
the second half." 

Satila kept the 
game close in the first 
half with sterling play by 
shooting guard Anna 
Persson, hitting on six- 
of-seven shots for 15 
points. She placed Satila with 20 
points on 8-of- 1 5 from the floor and 
4-of-15 from the line. 

"Our performance on defensive 
was mediocre at best," Alms added. 
"Not having our point guard Lillwi 
Lindstrom Thursday night really 
hurt us defensively." 

The Lady Demons will play 
their last exhibition game against 
Cen-Tex All Stars tonight at 7 p.m. 
in Prather Coliseum and the 
Demons will play the Barksdale 
Bombers at 7 p.m. Thursday. 

Nicole Lacey helps secure a victory for the Lady Demons. Lacey finished the 
game with 20 points and 20 rebounds. photo by steve Evans 

Demons lose to Troy State in Southland Football League showdown 


Warren Patterson goes for a touchdown against Troy State. 

photo by Eric Dutile 

Volleyball team to finish up season at home 

Brian Satawa 

Staff reporter 

After last Saturday night's loss 
to Troy Sate, the Demon football 
team's chances for post-season play 
hinge on the last two games of the 
season, starting with their final 
home game Saturday night against 

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Turpin 
Stadium. Tailgating begins a 4 
p.m. and the senior members of 
the Demon team will be recognized 
in pregame activities at 6:45 p.m. 

The Demons need to win the 
last two games to have a chance at 
the Division I-AA playoffs. Their 
chances of winning the conference 
championship probably went out 
the window when a talented No. 5- 
ranked Troy State team won in 
Turpin Stadium. 

Fullback Joe Jackson ran for 
two touchdowns to start Troy State 
on the road to a 26-13 victory over 
Northwestern Saturday night in a 
Southland Football League 
matchup of nationally ranked 
Division I-AA teams. 

Visiting Troy State, rose to 8-1 
overall and a league-leading 4-1. 
Northwestern, ranked 19th, fell to 
5-4 overall and 2-2 in the confer- 

Jackson scored on a 15-yard 
run to cap Troy State's first posses- 
sion. The Trojans blocked a punt 
two minutes later and took over at 
the Demons' 15, with Jackson 
plunging across from 1 yard out to 
lift Troy State up 14-0. 

Northwestern cut the lead in 
half when backup quarterback 
Brandon Emanuel hit Pat Palmer 
on a 30-yard touchdown pass 9:12 
before halftime. Emanuel replaced 
injured starter Warren Patterson, 
who left with a muscle pull but 
returned in the fourth quarter after 
Emanuel was sidelined with an 
ankle injury. 

Troy State padded its lead 
when Matt Huerkamp hit a 29-yard 
field goal on the last play of the 
first half. Northwestern had 
blocked a 39-yard attempt one snap 
before, but the Demons were penal- 
ized for a personal foul, allowing 
the Trojans a second chance. 
Northwestern couldn't cut into the 
lead in the third period. The 
Demons got to the Trojans' 23 but 
lost the ball on downs 2:27 before 
the end of the quarter. 

Troy State iced the game with 
a Huerkamp 30-yard field goal and 
Arrid Gregory's 6-yard touchdown 
run in the fourth quarter, building a 
26-7 lead. Patterson drew the 

Demons within two scores with a 
6-yard touchdown keeper with 2:53 
remaining, but Troy State recov- 
ered an onside kick and 
Northwestern didn't threaten to 
score again. 

Troy State can clinch at least a 
share of the SFL championship by 
winning next week at Sam Houston 
State. The Demons must win their 
last two games for a bid into the 
Division I-AA playoffs as a at- 
large selection. This was discussed 
after the game when former Demon 
football great Gary Reasons chal- 
lenged the team to win the last two 
games for themselves and then let 
the playoff business take care of 

This got two senior captains, 
Grant Crowder and Josh King "all 
fired up," King said. "I have lost 
every game that we have played 
against McNeese and I don't want 
to go out like that," King added 

Crowder added in an emotion- 
al moment that, "we always play 
well until November and then we 
slide. We need to start a change 
and finish up strong and win these 
last two games." 

The change all starts this 
Saturday as the Demons face off 
with McNeese in the final home 
game of the season at 7 p.m. 

Matt Banm 
Contributing writer 

The Lady Demon Volleyball 
season is coming to an end. 

Northwestern 's Volleyball 
Team played three tough matches 
last week. They started at home on 
Tuesday and lost three games 15-5, 
15-8, and 15-7 to La. Tech. Even 
though the Demons lost to Tech, 
Assistant Coach Alexis 
Dankulic was proud of the 

"This was possibly the 
smartest game we've played 
all season," Dankulic said. 

"The Bulldogs have a very 

good team." 

"Two big differences in the 
game were Tiffany Cronin and 
Lynar DeLuca. Cronin is typically a 
power hitter and the coaching staff, 
worked with her previous to the 
game to improve her finesse." 

"Tiffany played really smart," 
Dankulic said. "She has definitely 
improved her court sense." 

Cronin's power was not absent 
though, she had 14 successful kills 
and a .565 hitting percentage. 

DeLuca's contribution was on 
defense. She had 12 digs and really 

helped keep the Demons in the 

"This is the first time DeLuca 
has really gotten a lot of playing 
time," Dankulic said. "She really 
made a big difference." 

Next, the Demons ventured to 
Nacogdoches, Texas, to play the No. 
1 team in the Southland Conference, 
Stephen F. Austin. The Lady 
Lumberjacks beat the Lady Demons 
three games to none and won the 

'This was possibly the smartest 
game we've played all season." 

Alexis Dankulic 

"Stephen F. Austin's Brooke 
Newbury and Krisna Jacquett just 
played incredible," Dankulic said. 
"There is just not much you can do 
against the No. 1 team in the confer- 
ence with powerful outside hitters 
like them." 

Newbury and Jacquett had a 
combined total of 25 kills. 

The Demons wrapped up their 
road trip in Huntsville, Texas, 
Saturday afternoon against the Sam 
Houston, the No. 2 team in the 
Southland Conference. 

The Demons played great and 
kept it close but lost the match to the 
Bearkats 15-11, 15-9 and 15-13. 

"We won some really long ral- 
lies that we've had trouble doing in 
the past," Dankulic said. "I'm very 
proud of how hard the Lady's 

Cronin had another very suc- 
cessful game offensively with 15 
kills and a .303 hitting average. She 
also fought hard in the back court 
with 12 digs. 

Amy Warren also 
played well offen- 
sively with nine 
kills and a hitting 
average of .348 
percent. Andrea 
Zegac did a great 
job of setting 
these kills with her 3 1 assists. 

Defensively, Delphia Livings 
had an outstanding 19 digs. The 
NSU Volleyball Team has two more 
matches this season, both at home. 

They will play Texas-San 
Antonio on Friday at 7 p.m. and 
Southwest Texas on Saturday at 3 
p.m. According to the coaching staff 
everyone is invited to attend these 
games at Prather Coliseum and sup- 
port the Lady Demons as their sea- 
son comes to an end. Admission is 

Athlete of the week; Sophomore 
Quarterback Brandon Emanuel 

Philip W ise 

Staff reporter 

Brandon Emanuel's noble 
effort during the grueling 
Northwestern — Troy State game 
made him Athlete of the Week. 

Emanuel a 6-2, 208 lb., sopho- 
more comes to us from Panama 
City, Fla. He has one letter from 
Norhtwestern's football program. 

Emanuel relieved injured 
quarterback Warren Patterson early 
during the second quarter of play. 

"It was exciting to get in the 
game when it really ment some- 
thing," Emanuel said. "I felt sorry 
for Warren and didn't want to get to 
play that way. I did some things 
right , but any of the credit should 
go to the offensive line." 

Sam Goodwin head football 
coach said, "Emanuel held his com- 
posure even being in the tough situ- 
ation that he was in. He stepped in 
the second quarter to help in a game 
that quite possibly was the most 

challenging team on our schedule," 
Goodwin added. 

Emanuel had 177 yards of 
total offense rushing for 45 yards 
with ten carries. Emanuel threw his 
first career touchdown pass for 30 
yards hitting Pat Palmer with 9:12 
to go before the half. He completed 
7 out of 12 passes for a total of 1 32 
yards passing. 

"It was a great 
feeling to play, it was 
like my heart was 
going to jump right 
out of my chest," 
Emanuel expressed. 
"Palmer ran a good 
route and made a nice 
catch while the offen- 
sive line gave me 
plenty of time." 

"I was really 
happy for him to get 
in there and play," 
Doug Ruse quarter- 
back coach said. "Brandon has been 
waiting for a long time to get some 


"He led the team down the field 
well and tried to make the best of a 
bad situation," Ruse continued. 

After a devastation blow 
Emanuel was forced out of the 
game in the fourth quarter do to a 
severe ankle injury. 

Emanuel was in the process of 
running the ball when he was hit 
bringing him down. 
During the pile up he 
was hit in the ankle 
causing tendon dam- 
age. Sports 
Information said that 
he would probably be 
out the rest of the sea- 

Emanuel was red- 
shirted last season after 
starting two games as a 
freshman. He was 
MVP of the Joe 
Delaney spring foot- 
ball game, throwing 
for 225 yards and one touchdown. 

Page 8 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 12, 1996 

SAB Calendar of Remaining Events for the 

Fall Semester 

Movie - The Substitute 
In the Alley 

Lady of the Bracelet interest booth 
Student Union Lobby 

Pre Pep Rally Party 
In the Alley 

Tailgate Party 
music by the Lifters 
behind Turpin Stadium 

Movie - Mission Impossible 
In the Alley 

Lady o f the Bracelet interest party 
In the President s Room 

NSU Jazz Band Concert 
directed by Al Slatter 
In the Alley 

Movie - Independence Day 
In the Alley 

Finals Cram Jam 

NSU Jeopardy - Cash Prizes 

In the Alley 

Tuesday, Nov. 12th at 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, Nov. 13th at noon 
Thursday, Nov. 14th at 2 p.m. 

Monday, Nov. 11th 
Wednesday, Nov.Bth 
11 a.m. till 1 p.m. 

Friday, Nov.l5th 
7 a.m. till 10 p.m. 

Saturday, Nov. 16th 
4:30 till 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 19th at 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, Nov. 20th at noon 
Thursday, Nov. 21st at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 20th at 8 p.m. 

Thursday, Nov. 21st at 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd at 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, Dec. 4th at noon 
Thursday, Dec. 5th at 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 10th 
8 p.m. till 10 p.m. 

Staff r 

Please donate to the canned food drive. Drop off 
your donations at 214 Student Union. 

Demons lose to 
McNeese; playoff 
chances escape see 
page 7 

The student newspaper of 

Confused about which 
local coffee house to 
frequent? see page 3 for 
a head-to-head review 
of both 

Northwestern State University 

Vol. 85, No. 16, 8 pages 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 19 ,1996 

End of semester book pricing headaches blamed 
on professors, publishers and students alike 

|eremy Ekbeig 

Staff reporter 

Students constantly complain 
when they sell books back to the 
jbookstores at the end of the semes- 
jter. Most even blame the stores 
when they don't get much money 
back for their textbooks. 
Who's fault is it really? 
Sources at both NSU book- 
stores say it is a combination of sev- 
eral things. Professors, publishers, 
and the student body, along with 
poor communication between them, 
all contribute to the problem Lee 
Waskom, owner of Campus Corner, 

The policy of book buying at 
th stores is that students will 
eive one-half the price they paid, 
whether they bought it new or used. 

This is unless the book is sold 
back before the end of a semester, in 
[which case it will be bought by the 
store for the wholesale price. 

Wholesale price is also given 
for a book when enough books have 
already been bought back to meet 
the needs of the teachers. 

For example, Waskom said, 
more English 1010 books are need- 
ed in the Fall than in the Spring 
because most freshman take that 
lass in the Fall. 

Waskom also said sometimes 
wo different wholesale guides offer 
o different prices for a book, but 
e store will give the higher amount 

to the student. 

"We try to give the student, as 
best we can, the better wholesale 
price." Waskom said. 

The problems with the system 
arise when professors decide not to 
use the same books two or three 
semesters in a row or do not order 
the books they want for their classes 
on time, Jan Posey, manager of the 
University Bookstore, said. 

"Each semester, before the 

"We try to give the student, as 
best we can, the better whole- 
sale price." 

Lee Waskom, Campus Comer owner 

semester begins, we send a letter to 
the professors, called an adoption 
letter, because they choose the 
books they are going to adopt for the 
next semester." Posey said. 

These letters are used to deter- 
mine what books will be bought 
back and used again by other stu- 

"The professor doesn't have to 
go with a new edition." Posey said. 

She added that most do in order 
to get updated information but that 
the publishers are at fault for mak- 

ing so many new editions. 

"It could be miscommunication 
sometimes." she said. 

The result of this miscommuni- 
cation is that it costs students. If a 
class uses a new edition, a student 
will only get the wholesale price for 
his old book instead of the half price 
he would get if the book was used 

The over 800 titles used by the 
University have about a 25 percent 
markup, Posey 
said, and only half 
of those are used 
for both Fall and 
Spring semesters. 
She added that the 
markup is small 
compared to that 
of most industries. 
Publishers like 
Harper Collins, 
however, charge 
high prices for 
their books because they make their 
money off the original sale to the 
stores and nothing off the resale. 

"They [the publishers] are try- 
ing to kill all the old editions," 
Waskom said. 

According to Waskom, the pub- 
lishers do this so they can come out 
with new editions and make more 

"They just take the chapters 
and reshuffle them." Waskom said, 
in reference to new editions. 
"Publishers have a monopoly." 

A combination of professors, publishers and student miscommunication all 
contribute to the headaches associated with selling textbooks. 

photo by Steve Evans 

Students and faculty to combine efforts in designing new University web page 

Ben Scroggs 

Staff reporter 

NSU students and faculty 
members are joining forces for a 
new internet project. 

The project's mission; "Design 
the best web page ever made," said 
Dr. Anthony Scheffler, assistant 
dean of graduate studies. Dr. Tom 
Hanson, dean of graduate studies, is 
excited about the project. 

"We're looking forward to 
developing a professional, leading- 
edge appearance on the web with a 
university introductory page, which 
will then provide links that talk 

about academic programs, student 
activities, and things like that," 
Hanson said. 

Northwestern 's current web 
page was created two years ago and 
Scheffler believes it doesn't meet 
modern needs. 

"The page is deteriorating, and 
is not the type of page people will 
come back to see." Scheffler said. 

How did the idea for student 
input arise? According to Scheffler, 
"There has been a gradual concern 
with mechanisms to be put in place 
to update the page, not just with 
information, but to make it a dynam- 
ic page with dynamic resources and 

technology that wasn't available two Hanson said, 
years ago. That's where students "Students won't be paid for 

come in." Sheffler added. this, but there are other forms of 

"We're looking in the neighbor- compensation." Scheffler said. "I 

'We want cutting edge (pages) with 
resources they (students) need..." 

Dr. Anthony Scheffler 

hood of three to five students." just want to hear from the students 

what it is they want out of this. 
Some might want some type of pro- 
fessional recognition in their field. 
"Just saying that I helped redesign 
NSU's web page on my resume is 
enough for me,." Jonathon Wallace 
said. Everything's tentative." 
Scheffler added. 

Students are recommended for 
the program in several ways. 

"We went to a couple of faculty 
members that were doing technical 
writing and graphical design - two 
very key areas involved with pro- 
duction of this type of material - 
asked for them to recommend some 
people, and we also went and looked 

at some readily available student 
pages that are pretty professional," 
Hanson said. 

According to Scheffler, 
Michael Yankowski and Dr. John 
Barber, NSU faculty members, will 
be advising students on the project, 
but no parameters will be placed on 

"We want cutting edge (pages) 
with resources they (students) 
need... to make it the best page ever 
made," Scheffler said. "Set 'em off 
and let 'em go." 

see Web, page 2 

SGA considers changes in 
parking policy 

Stacev Michaels 


Fleming Thomas, a member of the University 
Traffic and Safety Committee, looks over a traffic 

appeal photo by Steve Evans 

Staff reporter 

Members of the University 
Traffic and Safety Committee are 
considering a proposition to 
change the parking at 

If this proposition passes, fac- 
ulty and staff parking lots will 
remain the same but all other lots 
will be open to students. 

According to Carlton 
Downey, SGA president, this plan 
has been successfully executed at 
other universities similar to 
Northwestern's size. 

Downey believes that if the 
open parking policy passes, it will 
benefit the students because less 
tickets will be issued. 

"You may not get the parking 
spot you want, but in the same 
respect, you won't get a ticket," 
Downey said. 

Melinda Loyacano, SGA sen- 
ator, thinks that open parking is a 
good idea, but she is skeptical. 

"I don't think it [open park- 
ing] will last," Loyacano said. 

Carl Henry, Director of 
Student Activities and 
Organizations, likes the idea of 
open parking because it will be a 
first come, first serve policy. "I 
think it [open parking] is a good 
idea because students will get less 

If the proposal passes, the 
University Traffic and Safety will 
then consider doing away with the 
appeals process. 

According to Downey the rea- 
soning behind this is that students 
will either be parked legally or ille- 
gally, so appeals won't be neces- 
sary. Downey also pointed out that 
Northwestern is the only school 
with a ticket appeals process. 

According to Harold Boutte, 
chairman of the University Traffic 
and Safety Committee, the com- 
mittee will meet the first Thursday 
in December, and all students are 
welcome to attend. 

At the December meeting a 
decision concerning the open park- 

Student facing felony charges 
after allegedly stealing $10,000 
in goods from Wal-Mart 

A Northwestern student and 
Wal-Mart employee was charged 
with felony theft 
and possession of 
an illegal firearm 
last week. 

Travis Boyle, 
allegedly took 
10,000 in 
merchandise, over 
a one-year period. 

Mangers at 
Wal-Mart, while 
investigating an 
unrelated person- 
matter, found 
Boyle had 



allegedly taken 
computers, compacts discs, compact 
disc players, a VCR, VCR movies, 
car stereo items and computer pro- 

Boyle was picked up Thursday 
morning around 8 a.m. and ques- 

tioned about the thefts. He was 
charged later that day. 

Most of the mer- 
chandise was found at 
Boyle's College Manor 

Boyle faces up to 
10 years in jail and a 
possible $3,000 fine in 
convicted of felony 

Boyle was also 
charged with posses- 
sion of an illegal 
firearm when police 
recovered a sawed-off 
shotgun at his home. 
Boyle was placed 
in the Natchitoches Parish Detention 
Center but released on his own rec- 

Boyle was unable to be reached 
for comment. 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, November 19, 1996 


Campus Briefs 

Basket Day 

At least six Native American Indian Tribes from Louisiana will be rep- 
resented at the 25th annual Basket Day on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the 
Williamson Museum located on campus. Basket day will be held from 
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and baskets will be both displayed and sold to the 
public. There is no charge for admission. Williamson Museum is locat- 
ed in Kyser Hall, next to Friedman Student Union. For more informa- 
tion call Gregory at (318) 357-4364. 

Nursing Distance Learning 

Advising for prospective students interested in Northwestern's Division 
of Nursing's Distance Learning program through its three rural hospi- 
tal sites begins Dec. 2. The program provides on site classes for regis- 
tered nurses who are completing their baccalaureate or master's degree 
in nursing. Assistant Professor of Nursing Carolyn Hartt will be advis- 
ing at Bunkie General Hospital on Dec. 2. Contact Becky Laborde at 
(318) 346-6681 for more information on the Bunkie site advising. Hartt 
will advise at Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield on Dec. 3. For 
more information, contact Billie Stewart at (318) 628-2721, extension 
3080. Advising in Ferriday at the Riverland Medical Center will be held 
on Dec. 1 1 and will be conducted by Graham and Associate Professor 
of Nursing Billie Bitowski. Call Katie Warner at (318) 757-6551, 
extension 361 for more information. 


NSU will hold Investiture activities for President Dr. Randall J. Webb, 
Nov. 19-20. The Investiture activities are a combined effort of the 
University faculty, staff, students and supporters. The two days of activ- 
ities begin Tuesday, Nov. 19 with a reception honoring the University's 
faculty at 6:30 p.m. in the Orville Hanchey Art Gallery. At 7:30 p.m. 
Opera Northwestern will present a performance of the Christmas musi- 
cal "Amahl and the Night Visitors" in Magale Recital Hall. On 
Wednesday, Nov. 20 an ecumenical service of worship will be held at 
the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches beginning at 7 a.m. A recep- 
tion for the NSU faculty hosted by the Faculty Senate will be held from 
8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the Living Room of the Family and 
Consumer Science Building. The Investiture convocation will begin at 
10:15 a.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. The convocation speak- 
er will be Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas, president of the University of Southern 
Mississippi. At noon Web will have lunch with Northwestern's student 
body in Iberville Dining Hall. The ceremonies will conclude with an 
open house at the President's Home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The ecu- 
menical service of worship, Investiture convocation and Open House 
are open to the public. 

Early Registration 

NSU will hold early registration for the spring 1997 semester through 
Friday, Nov. 22. Students who do not register during this period must 
wait until Jan. 13, 1997 to sign up for spring semester classes. In order 
to complete the registration process, students must meet with their aca- 
demic advisor for advisement and selection of classes. 

Debate team finishes with several wins for sophomores 

The NSU debate team recently 
completed another semester of com- 
petition that Director of Debate, 
Todd Graham considered a "suc- 
cessful" one. 

The team started the semester 
with a competition at the University 
of South Carolina. The team of 
sophomore mathematics major, B.J. 
Hoffpauir, and Josh Martin, sopho- 
more Scholars' college, were invited 
to compete in the season's first com- 
petition, The University of South 
Carolina Round Robin. 

This tournament only invited 
the top 16 teams in the country to 
compete. Hoffpauir and Martin 
debated well enough to advance to 

the semifinal debate, where they lost 
to the defending national champions 
from Michigan State. 

This gave NSU the third place 
award at a tournament. The next 
tournament of the season was at 
Lewis and Clark College in 
Portland, Ore. This tournament 
hosted 50 debate teams from all over 
the United States. Hoffpauir and 
Martin advanced into the final round 
where they debated a team from 
Gonzaga University. 

The Gonzaga team was in the 
semifinal round of the National 
Tournament last year and were the 
favorite to win the Lewis and Clark 
tournament, but the NSU team of 

Hoffpauir and Martin beat them in 
the final debate to win the tourna- 

This was a "great win" for 
NSU, Graham said. This tourna- 
ment along with the high finish at 
the South Carolina Round Robin set 
up Hoffpauir and Martin as one of 
the top few teams in the country. 

The last two tournaments of the 
semester were held at San Diego 
State University and the University 
of Central Oklahoma. 

Hoffpauir and Martin lost in the 
quarterfinal debates of both tourna- 
ments. At San Diego State 
University, Hoffpauir received the 
2nd speaker award and Martin won ' 

the 3rd speaker trophy. At the 
University of Central Oklahoma, 
Hoffpauir was 10th speaker out of 
more than 150. 

'The team has had a great first 
semester," Graham said. "B.J. and 
Josh never finished lower than fifth 
at any tournament and won a very 
prestigious tournament. 

'They are debating just great 
and considering that they are sopho- 
mores, the year they are having is 
phenomenal. I would say that they 
are one of the best five debate teams 
in the country." 

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Over 90 cards and 18 posters 
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The residents of Sabine also 
invited their custodial staff to a 
reception, held in their honor, 
Friday afternoon. 

All of this was part of a staff 
development program started by 
Sabine House Director Lisa Simms. 
The program is designed to be an 
incentive for staff to do their best, 
Simms said. 

'They're already doing a won- 
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Sauce reviewers attempt to find out who is the king of the Front Street coffee shops 

Tatum Lvles 

News editor 

Suppose one day you and a 
friend decide to venture downtown 
for a cultural experience in one of 
Natchitoches' new coffee houses- 
you have two main choices, Cafe 
Isabella or Caffe Cafe. 

Now if you value good service, 
decent pricing and a great atmos- 
phere, forget 
two out of those 
three when 
entering Cafe 

The walls 
are lovely and 
decorated with 
paintings, but 
prepare to 
spend some 
time admiring 
them or playing 
board games. 

It is impor- 
tant that you 
realize before 
you set out for 
this wonderful 
exactly what 
you are paying 

In reality, the food could not be 
worth the price they charge for it. 
You are being charged to play 
Trivial Pursuit and look at maga- 
zines. Welcome to your local library. 

The service is horrible. Grant 
yourself plenty of time if you are 
planning an outing that includes 
Cafe Isabella, and don't expect to 
have your drink in time to go with 
your overpriced meal. 

For around $4 or $5 you can 
purchase a plate with a dab of 
coleslaw, and three tiny pieces of 
stale french bread. 

The french bread, commonly 
referred to as a bruschetta or an 

Caffe Cafe as well as 
Cafe Isabelle offer out- 
door seating 

photo by Steve Evans 

Italian sandwich, is topped with one 
slice of cheese, onions, a piece of 
roast beef, if that is the type you 
choose, and a tomato. Enjoy, 
because it is all you are getting. 

Cm the subject of cappuccino, 
bring your own microwave, because 
you will need it by the time you are 

Also, be sure and bring a few 
dollars for a soft drink, because 
when you finish the 
$1 midget one they 
give you, you may 
still be thirsty. 

But they probably 
have decided that the 
drink, even though 
you will most likely 
get it after you are 
finished eating, 
should match the size 
of the meal. 

Knowing both the 
hunger and the bud- 
get of most college 
students, it would be 
advisable for one to 
avoid Cafe Isabella. 

This brings us to 
Caffe Cafe. There 
have been many 
reports of good ser- 
vice and good prices. 
The atmosphere, 
on the other hand is in the eye of the 

The shape of the building is 
interesting, but the owners did not 
put much expense into decorating 
the walls like the aforementioned 
Cafe Isabella. But then again Caffe 
Cafe has the appearance of a cafe, 
go figure. There are no games to 
play, you just sit back and drink 
your cup of hot coffee. 

So now that you have been 
informed, decide which is most 
important to you, friendly service 
and good coffee or long waits for 
meals that should be called "appe- 

.Andrew Martin 

*2? Editor-in-chief 

A customer enjoys a cup of coffee in Caffe Cafe 

photo by Eric Dutile 

Paintings by local artists adorn the walls in Cafe 

Isabelle photo by Eric Dutile 

Anything new in Natchitoches 
that doesn't somehow involve pick- 
up trucks or Budweiser served in 
cans tends to scare a large portion of 
the populace. 

Fortunately, a couple of local 
entrepreneurs have tackled this lack 
of culture and have opened up a 
couple of coffee 
shops down on Front 

Cafe Isabelle is 
one of these two 
shops, but it definite- 
ly is the lesser of the 
two in my eyes. 

During both of 
my two visits I suf- 
fered through really 
bad service and real- 
ly dirty floors (not 
something I look for 
in a place that is 
serving me food or 

The coffee was 
good but nothing 
spectacular. There 
were trivia and logic 
games on the tables, 
which was entertain- 
ing and a good idea, 
especially in a place 
that is stereotypically 
reserved for intellectuals. 

I admit that I didn't try the 
food, so I can't comment on that but 
after the opposing review, I can't say 
that I am sorry. 

The decor was really interest- 
ing and David Alford' s paintings 
definitely bring some local color 
(literally and figureatively) to the 

All in all, it Cafe Isabelle was 
an alright place, but I can never get 
past bad service. 

This fact brings us to Caffe 
Cafe. In my opinion, Caffe Cafe has 

the appearance of the stereotypical 
coffee house. It has a more sterile, 
yet more modern and clean look. 

There is good music , and it 
wisely covers several different gen- 
res. In my trips there I have heard 
everything including the classic 
oldies (not the crap your parents lis- 
ten to), modern alternative and blues 
(a definite plus in my book). So 
unless your tastes fall into the 
areas of 
country and 
rap, you'll 
be happy 
with the 

are usually 
three coffees 
of the day 
(which often 
includes a 
decaf ) along 
with a wide 
variety of 
iced drinks, 
coffees and 
food; all of 
which is rea- 
s o n a b 1 y 
priced and 
very good. 

main thing 
that appeals to me about Caffe Cafe 
is that the people behind the counter 
act like they want your business. 
You get what you want quickly and 
if they don't have it brewed they're 
quick to offer to brew some for you. 

There is no substitute for good 
service and the owners and staff of 
Caffe Cafe obviously know that. 

At Caffe Cafe the coffee is 
tasty, the service is prompt and 
polite and gets my vote as far as who 
is the king of the Front Street coffee 

Two passerbys check out 
Cafe Isabelle on Front St. 

photo by Steve Evans 


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Find out what s hot , what s definitely not in this week s music reviews from Ms.t 

lesa thompson 

Staff reporter 


RoadRunner Records 

Life of Agony released Ugly in 
1995, but until a few weeks ago, the 
band were still out on the road pro- 
moting it with the likes of Type O 
Negative. Unfortunately, Life of 
Agony were already finished with 
their portion of the Type O tour by 

the time the show got to New 
Orleans, so I didn't get the opportu- 
nity to see them live. Oh, well — I 
guess I'm just destined to spend the 
time between now and their next 
tour anxiously awaiting Life of 
Agony's arrival. (Sometimes don't 
you just want to run up and kick 
Fate in the sweets?) 

Now, ordinarily I wouldn't go 
back a year to do a review, but in 
this particular case, I think Ugly is 
so good, it's worth a glance to the 
past to cover it. Ugly's one of those 
discs that if you don't have it in your 
music collection, your collection 
ain't quite complete. It's just that 

Two things immediately stand 
out with Life of Agony (besides the 
name and how we can all relate). 
Those two things are the lyrics and 
the vocals. 

First of all, let's do the vocals. 
Keith Caputo's voice is one of the 
best in the business. It's as smooth 
as glass, but packed with power. 
One minute, he's pulling it out from 
somewhere so deep inside, it's 
amazing that he can even reach it in 
the first place. Then, the next thing 
you know, he's headed straight for 
the sky. And all the while, he does- 
n't miss a beat. Caputo has a control 
on his voice that'll stun you. He 
glides in and out and of the notes 
like nobody's business. If you're 
looking for music that's hard, but 
you want it fronted by a vocalist 
who can actually sing, then look no 
further than Caputo. 

When it comes to Ugly's lyrics, 
Life of Agony's guitarist Joey Z 
says that they're all personal and 
"about seclusion, feeling out of 
place in society, and not knowing 

what you're doing with your life." 
(Tell me you haven't lived at that 
address since puberty.) 

Singer Caputo said, "For me, 
there's no reason to write a song 
unless it's about something very 
personal to me." 

It takes a lot of guts to spill 
your soul into a song that anybody 
in the world can have access to. 
That's got to be the spiritual equiva- 
lent of running naked through a 
shopping mall on Christmas Eve. 
Personally, I don't know if I could 
do it. But Life of Agony have done 
it, and done it well. Ugly is the 
band's second release, and I can't 
wait to hear the third. 


Open Eye Records 

The music on hear is up-beat, 
energetic and catchy. There's a lot 
of funky bass stuff going on that'll 
get you doing that side-to-side 
action with your head when 
nobody's looking. But overall, 
hear's got a very bluesy, jazzy feel- 
ing to it. 

Nexus Junket's hear is the kind 
of album that's full of the music that 
musicians listen to. There are layers 
and layers of sounds on hear that are 
just waiting for the right artist to 

to vocals, I like to keep it simple, but 
strong. That's not what Nexus 
Junket has to offer. 

The lyrics on hear will certain- 
ly give you something to think 
about. Particularly interesting are 
the words to the songs "which way," 
"empathy" and "fij." I like the fact 
that when vocalist Marc Dickow 
and guitarist Nash Weber got 
together to write the lyrics for the 
songs on hear, they actually came up 
with something to say. 

For the most part, I think hear 
is a good disc. If you write music 
for a living, it seems like this one is 
made especially for you. 


Okay, so Deadbolt aren't 
signed to some major label, selling 
out arenas world wide with over 60 
katrilliori gold albums hanging on 
the wall. But 
with a little 
luck to back up 
their persever- 
ance, all that's 
gonna change. 

I talked to drummer Chris 
Hamilton a couple of days ago, and 
he informed me that he and the rest 
of the band have been busy playing 
shows with Pro-Pain and will once 
again be booking up with CROW- 
BAR in December. They're also 
getting things together so that 
Deadbolt can head back into the stu- 
dio to record some more stuff in the 
very near future. 

Until the new project is com- 
plete, however, the guys have out a 
three song demo that they recorded 
back in January. If you'd like to get 
your hands on a copy, you can call 
the number above (no, that's not the 

demo title, that's a phone number) 
and I'm sure Chris'll be more than 
happy to tell you everything you'll 
need to know in order to get the 
goods. Hey, don't be shy, give him 
a call. (Just don't do it collect. The 
guys spend every hard-earned penny 
of their moola just trying to make it 
from one gig to the next without 
actually having to give up some of 
the finer things in life — like food.) 

In my interview with Chris, he 
stated that CROWBAR and Pro- 
Pain are two of the bands' major 
musical influences. Um, I don't 
really hear the CROWBAR on the 
demo, but the Pro-Pain is definitely 

I wouldn't really call 
Deadbolt's music cross over. It's 
pretty straight-forward with a bit of 
the in-your-face-and-up-your- 1 um, 
nose, kind of an edge. 

I like it because it's hard. Even 
Beavis and Butthead would like this 
demo (if we 
actually got 
MTV in 

Natchitoches, that is). Deadbolt is 
the kind of music that would have 
my two favorite pre-pubescent per- 
verts screaming, "Louder! Louder!" 
to the tops of their lungs, and with 
good reason. (Unlike some of the 
other stuff that I've reviewed this 
semester that would have 'em 
screaming, 'This Sucks! Change 
It!" — But we won't go there.) 

Anyway, I know most of ya'll 
don't really think demo tapes are 
worth checking out, and a lot of the 
time, that's probably true. But in 
this particular case, I think it's worth 
using your Sprint card to call Chris 
and find out how to get a copy of 

come along and pick them apart. If 
you're not a musician yourself, you 
might still be able' to appreciate 
Nexus Junket. But if, by chance, 
you are a serious musician who lis- 
tens to music with the sole purpose 
of tearing it to bits, methodically, 
note by note, then there's enough 
stuff on hear to keep you busy for a 
long time to come. 

I'm not altogether crazy about 
the vocals on hear. It's kind of a 
shame, because the music is so 
good. But I find the vocals a little 
bit too busy for my personal tastes. 
I think the album would have been 
better with a single vocalist going at 
it with everything he had, and I 
don't find that on hear. However, in 
Nexus Junket's defense, it could just 
be that my ears are too used to lis- 
tening to music from Metaldom, and 
this is just a little too much for me to 
handle — a sensory overload kind 
of thing, if you will. When it comes 

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Do the Wrong Thing 

These guys have worked 
hard to be where they 
are. Paingate finance 
everything themselves 
and they're no stranger 
to hard work. Musically, 
it pays off. 

I like music that's 
loud and obnoxious, and 
Paingate can definitely 
hold their own in the 
obnoxious tunes category. They 
mix their riffs with just enough 
groove to get you going. And this, 
my friends, is a good thing. 

But unfortunately, that's about 
all the good I can say for Do the 
Wrong Thing. Lord knows, I tried. 
I really wanted to give this disc a 
good review. But I just couldn't do 

The vocals are nasally and the 
more I listen to Do the Wrong 
Thing, the more they work on my 
nerves and grind into my skull. I 
like the music, but I just can't get 
beyond the vocals long enough to 

listen to it for any length of time. 
Paingate put out some good music, 
but "dem vocals gotta go." 

The vocals aren't the only thing 
that I don't like about Do the Wrong 
Thing. For some reason, the guys 
saw fit to put 
what I think is 
a sample from 
a porno flick 
before one of 
their songs. 
Now, if you 
know me per- 
sonally, then 
you know that 
I'm not the 
least bit offend- 
ed by that sort 
of thing. My sense of humor leads 
me to believe that most tasteless 
things are actually funny. But in this 
particular case, that just didn't hap- 
pen. As soon as I heard the sample, 
my immediate reaction to it was a 
very dry, "this is stupid." It's not 
offensive; it's not even funny. It's 
just dumb. 

It's a shame to see all of that 
hard work go to waste. At this time, 
Paingate doesn't have a record deal. 
Truthfully, it's not that hard to see 

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CURRENT SAUCE Columnist getting mad as hell over indecisive people 

The student newspaper of 
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Our View 

Making "real world" decisions isn't easy 

Just another week in the world of journalism. 

This week we actually had to make a decision that "real" editors 
have to make everyday. Should we report an important story - a true, 
accurate and balanced story - even though it puts someone we know in 
potentially bad light? 

The answer, we think, is yes. 

As the "gatekeepers" of what you as NSU students read each week, 
we felt it was our responsibility to report the news, no matter what. 
Even if the story puts Northwestern in an uneasy position for a while and 
makes the administration jump every time the phone rings - we think it 
is your "right to know." 

We figured this out through a little thing journalism students call 

"Should we report an important story - a true, 
accurate and balanced story - even though it puts 
someone we know in potentially bad light?" 

the Potter's Box. (Those ethics classes some of us are subjected to real- 
ly are useful sometimes.) That means we look at all the people who 
would be affected, where our personal values lie and what the "big guys 
like Aristotle, Confucius and Plato would do. 

In a perfect world, the decisions we make wouldn't be influenced 
by who the people involved were or who they are associated with. 
Granted this doesn't always happen, but in this case, we think it worked. 

In case you haven't figured out what we are talking about, look at 
the front page and check out the story on the student who allegedly stole 
$10,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart. Most of us know this guy and 
have had classes with him. 

Even though we know this fellow student, we still thought that it 
was our job to run the story. What we are saying is that if this was just 
another citizen, or just another student of Northwestern we would run 
the story. This is why we decided that this story is newsworthy. 

Some members of the journalism program here may disagree, but 
that's what gives our major its diversity. It is odd that two of the most 
different emphasis areas are related under the same major. What we are 
saying is news editorial and public relations are as opposite in objectives 
as night and day. If we were practicing public relations we would try to 
make this situation look as good as possible, but as editors we have to 
call the facts as the public sees them. 

This is not the first time that we have faced this problem, and if we 
had to guess, won't be the last time. But, as long as it is our job to report 
the news to the student body, we will fulfill that role without question, as 
we feel we have done in this case. 

We are not here to make friends nor to make enemies, we are here 
to print newsworthy stories. This story has all the elements of a good 
story it has timeliness, because the incident alleged incident happen last 
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Jeff Burkett 

Pardon me while I get off on a 
rant here. ..but, is it just me, or do 
indecisive people just plain suck? 
You know what , or even who, I'm 
talking about. It's those people who 
can never seem to make up their 
pathetic little minds. The decision 
making process in these peoples 
brains is nonexistent, there is noth- 
ing up there but five pounds of fecal 

Decision making is an every- 
day process. We, as human beings, 
make decisions on a minutely if not 
secondly basis. But for some mem- 
bers of the opposable thumb race, 
the words "decide" or "conclusion" 

do not exist. Believe me when I say 
that I understand that people need to 
be able to think things through 
before they render their final say. I 
can also understand that for some of 
the mentally challenged, a decision 
may only come after a day or two of 
contemplation. But when days, 
weeks, and even months go by.. .its 
time to call for a CAT scan to see if 
there is any viable brain function in 
these useless dorks. 

Think about the last time you 
made a decision. What was so diffi- 
cult about it? 

Absolutely nothing! Questions 
that need to have a decision ren- 

dered are jumping into our heads all 
of the time, like: Do I tell my par- 
ents? Should I keep lying to this 
individual? Should I be a brainless 

When it comes to a decision, it 
is usually a yes or no answer that 
you base on your moral beliefs 
and/or upbringing. The lamest thing 
that you can say (and I want to 
strangle people when they say this) 
is "I don't know". 

The standard answer "I don't 
know" is usually the sign of some- 
one who is truly clueless, or some- 
one who just does not have the guts 
to admit to what they really want. 

So if you are a standard "I 
don't know" answerer, then please 
go somewhere and die! You do not 
need to plague this earth with your 
"not knowing" abilities. 

The terrible thing is that 
morons are around us all of the time 
being non-decisive. 

Why does the car in front of me 
have it's right turn signal on when it 
is going to go straight? 

Decision Problem! 
Why is the person in the drive- 
thru taking ten minutes to order? 
Decision Problem! Why, Why, 
Why...and if you say "I don't know" 
I will kill you like the dog you are! 

Basically what I'm trying to 
project to the reading masses 
is. ..make up your damn mind. Make 
a decision. 

Quit making my life, and other 
lives around you a complete and 
utter hell. Be a grown up. Quit run- 
ning to mommy and daddy for every 
little freaking thing. 


Tell you what. If anyone out 
there needs help making a decision, 
drop me a line and I'll help you out. 
Or if you want my wisdom and 
clear headed decision making abili- 
ties, you can do to yourself at home 
what I will do to you. 

Go to a hardware store, buy a 
tack hammer, and whack yourself 
repeatedly between the eyes until 
you are able to render a decision. 

University continues to spend money in unnecessary areas 

Hard-Earned Wisdom 
Philip Wise 

For a time now I have been 
watching this University grow big- 
ger and bigger each semester. 
Growth is one of the primary ele- 
ments of survival. 

During my collegiate career I 
have witnessed many new-comings 
I to this campus. Some have been 
worthy, others have not. 

One venture the University 
took upon its self was the addition 
of the University Columns. Other 
than prices being outrageously 
high, they're not a bad deal for stu- 
dents who need a place live. 
They're an even better deal for the 
University - 1 guess the high prices 
make the Columns a great invest- 
ment, there is no way NSU can 

Another change I have 
observed is in enrollment. The 

number of students has increased 
significantly since I began my 

This is also very beneficial to 
the University, more students 
means more money. It seems like a 
' simple mathematical equation with 
no drawbacks - Wrong. When 
enrollment increases too much, the 
University will have to increase 
their facility to accommodate the 
large numbers. This will create a 
deficit that the University doesn't 

Parking has also become a 
problem. There is limited parking, 
no matter if you are a commuter or 
a resident. This is a very hectic sit- 
uation every morning. 

There are . half a million 
thoughts bouncing around in your 
head, the last of which is to wander 

all over campus trying to find a 
place to park. I know the 
University says, 'There is plenty of 
parking at the stadium" - but who in 
the hell wants to park half a mile 
from class. 

One of the most aggravating 
changes that has affected everyone 
on campus at one time or another is 
parking tickets. 

It seems like only yesterday 
when parking tickets were just $5, 
but oh-no, the University spotted an 
opportunity to increase revenue. 
Now the damn things are $25. They 
seem to be writing more and more 
every day, trying to teach us a les- 
son, or is to make money? 

I believe the worst project the 
University started is the beautifica- 
tion of the campus. They have 
replaced our grassy lawns with hor- 
rible looking flower beds with noth- 
ing in them but woodchips. Just 
between you and me, what is so 
attractive about concrete flower 
boxes filled with black, rotting 
woodchips? The only thing the 
flower boxes are good for now is 
very large and expensive ash-trays. 

We are now forced to use the 
sidewalks instead of cutting across 
the large "chip- pits" in fear of los- 

ing shoes. It was my understanding 
that the shortest distance between to 
points is a straight line, not the cur- 
vature of a sidewalk. 

They have made an effort to 
make the boxes look more pre- 
sentable by planting shrubs, 
although, when it comes to state 
work progress is slow, as it normal- 
ly is. 

The "Mall" is another marvel 
that has stemmed from the "beauti- 
fication kick" the University is on. 
The bricks looked nice when they 
were first laid out, but now they 
remind me of Death Valley. 

After a rain all the sand that 
was used to seat the bricks rises to 
the top to form scattered silt and 
muddy spots. When the water evap- 
orate, there is a big pile of sand left 
only to be blown around with the 

What I am trying to say is — 
the University should have used the 
money they spent on all these 
flower boxes and bricks and simply 
fixed the parking lot that was 
already there. There would be more 
parking, less tickets and everyone 
would be a little happier. I'm just a 
realist, why waste money, to do a' 
half-ass job. 

End of a long era for a self-proclaimed "band geek" 

Guest Columnist 
Sarah Crooks 

I am an ex "band geek." 

Saturday night I performed at 
my last college football game as a 
member of the "Spirit of 
Northwestern Demon Marching 

For the last 10 years I devoted 
a huge part of my life to after- 
school rehearsals, practice, wool 
band uniforms, concerts, competi- 
tions and comments from class- 
mates who considered themselves 
too "cool" for band. I also spent 
time wondering what else was out 

I guess I am about to find out. 

I began my career as a "bg" in 
seventh grade, when I admit, I prob- 
ably fit the mold. I was convinced 
that I would be the next famous 
trumpet player, rivaling the careers 

Dear Current Sauce, 

I have been involved with my 
girlfriend for a year and there have 
been some good times and some 

She tends to ignore me more 
now than ever. I know that she is not 
involved with anybody. I just hate 
being ignored by her. Anyway, I met 
someone at work that is older and 
she likes me a lot. I kind of like her 

of Doc Severson and Dizzy 
Gillespie. There was just one prob- 
lem. I hated to practice. 

Blame it on my parents, who 
found some "convenient" excuse to 
leave the room whenever I took my 
trumpet out of its case, or blame it 
on my friends who didn't think 
playing the trumpet was very femi- 

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't 
terrible. I was good- for someone 
who never practiced. My parents 
tried. They would say "Just think 
how much better you would be if 
you practiced." 

I didn't care. I liked spending 
■ime with the high school kids, it 
didn't matter that I couldn't reach 
'super C." 

I was pan of a group. I knew 

where I fit in and that was either in 
the band room, or on the marching 

During high school, band was 
better. My classmates had grown up 
a little, and they didn't harass us 
much. I had decided that band was 
fun, sometimes I even practiced. 
But the best part of it all were the 
trips we took. 

Some of my best friends were 
in the band, so it was like we were 
on a road trip all our own. Granted, 
we had to give up all our Friday 
nights and some Saturdays during 
marching season and those reliable 
school buses always managed to 
break down, but that's where the best 
memories come from. 

When I began my senior year of 
high school, I started looking at col- 
leges and most importantly college 
bands and the scholarships they 
offered. I was very impressed with 
the marching band here, but I wasn't 
sure if I wanted to be in band with 
250 strangers. 

After several months, I decided 
a couple hundred dollars each 
semester wouldn't hurt, so I became 
a member of the "Best Sounding 
Band in the Land." And I am glad I 


If it weren't for band, I would 
have spent most of my freshman 
year in my cramped dorm room, dri- 
ving my roommate crazy. Instead, I 
met lots of new people', made new 
friends, helped recruit other band 
members from my high school, 
earned a little money, gained a new 
respect for band directors and band- 

Of course, I also spent close to 
500 hours marching, practicing, or 
performing during my college band 
career. Some of those hours were 
spent on an asphalt parking lot when 
the temperatures were 90+ and there 
were weekends I wished I was any- 
where else than in Turpin Stadium, 
but it all evens out. 

What will I do now? 

Chances are, I won't play my 
trumpet as often - if at all. I will 
never become a famous trumpet 
player. I won't ever have to go to 
another football game. I won't ever 
have to memorize music or positions 
for a half-time show. I'll never have 
to put on another band uniform. And 
I will miss it all. 

So, I was a "bg." I don't regret 
a minute of it. 

Advice From a Higher Power 

too, but I don't know what to do. 
Please Help! 

Bored and Ignored 

Dear Bored and Ignored, 

In this type of situation you 
must find the solution to your own 
problem. The one thing I can do for 
you is to give you a few things to 

think about. First of all, you need to 
remember that a year is a long time 
to be involved with someone. 

Don't forget that after being in 
a relationship for that long of a time 
people become comfortable with 
each other and loose the initiative to 
work toward the relationship. 

The real question for you to 
answer is what you want in a rela- 
tionship. When you find the answer 

to that one decide which one of 
these two women can fulfill your 
relationship desires and go for it. 

Just remember to talk to your 
girlfriend before you do anything. 
Out of respect for her and the rela- 
tionship the two of you have had she 
deserves to know the truth and the 
full story. 

So, good luck! 

Page 6 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesdav, November 19, 1996 

ROTC juniors preparing for summer advanced camp 

Eighteen NSU juniors con- 
ducted a squad assault as part of 
their field training exercise earlier 
this month. 

The squad assault was part of 
training to prepare cadets of the 
Reserve Officer Training Corp for 
Advanced camp 1997. Two 
squads of nine cadets each, con- 
ducted combat tactics through the 
woods of Fort Polk 

Squad tactical reaction course 
is a form of evaluating cadet's 
leadership skills, to include techni- 

cal/tactical skills, organization, 
flexibility and actions under pres- 

The field training exercise 
"helped me make quick decisions 
when confronted with surprise 
attacks and learn what to expect in 
a tactical field environment" Cadet 
Staff Sgt. DeDe Johnson said. 

Cadet Staff Sgt. and psychol- 
ogy major, Jill Whitehead, has 
learned leadership skills that 
include flexibility, teamwork, and 

"I have learned to not sweat 
the small stuff," Whitehead said. 
"As a leader of the squad I must be 
able to make a plan, give an oper- 
ations order, and lead my squad to 
accomplish the mission." 

Johnson has been involved in 
the ROTC program here since she 
began college because of her expe- 
rience in Junior ROTC during high 
school. Whitehead took her first 
ROTC freshman class last semes- 
ter as a sophomore. 

ROTC scholarships pay 

school tuition and fees, as well as 
provide S450 each year for books 
and a $150 month stipend. 

Two and three year ROTC 
scholarships are available. NSU 
supports the ROTC program by 
offering scholarship cadets $1,040 
to be used toward room and board. 

To find out more about the 
Army ROTC and potential schol- 
arships, call Cpt. Doyle or Lt. 
Memoli at 357-5156 or 1-800- 

CDT. Ssgt. DeDe Johnson performs a search on an 
"enemy" prisoner of war suring a training exercise. 

Cadets Sean Higgins and Jonathan Burnham firing 
an M-60 machine gun against an assaulting squad. 

University looking for student, 
faculty volunteers to help with 
Planning Council Action Teams 

The Current Sauce 
would like to wish 
everyone a happy 
and safe 

You have your reasons. 

Whether it's for education, retirement or simply for the peace of mind 
that comes from knowing your money will be there when you need it. 

Ask your employer or banker about saving 
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A public service of this newspaper 

The University Planning 
Council is currently looking for vol- 
unteers to serve on teams that will 
provide ideas and measures to help 
improve the University. 

Volunteers will serve on Action 
Teams and will work towards estab- 
lishing steps for reaching goals in 
specific areas set by the SACS 
accreditation team from last spring. 

There are four main areas that 
the Planning Council and their 
respective Action Teams will be 

The first area that will be 
focused on is providing a student- 
oriented enviorment This will 
involve research in areas such as 
understanding students and their 
needs; student related physical facil- 
ities such as dorms, cafeterias, etc.; 
student support services such as 
career counseling, placement ser- 
vices, and other unique areas such 
as baby-sitting. 

The promotion of excellence in 
teaching will also be addressed. 
This area of self-study will involve 
areas such as rewards and sanctions 
for teachers and University policy 
regarding hirings, firings and other 
areas such as faculty development. 

The Planning Council also 
plans to try to find ways to develop 
and strengthen communication 
channels within the University com- 
munity and the general public. This 

area of study will address the lines 
of communication between students 
and faculty and interdepartmental 

The last area that the Planning 
Council will be studying will be to 
find ways to develop innovative, 
non-traditional methods of instruc- 
tion. The Planning Council and its 
related Action Team will look at 
ways to improve the output of the 
University's teaching and attempt to 
put more emphasis on non-tradition- 
al and technology based instruction. 

Volunteers can be students, 
both traditional and non-traditional. 
Everyone among the service and 
support staff, faculty and adminis- 
tration is welcome and encouraged 
to participate, according to Dr. Scott 
Roach, chair of the planning coun- 

Action Team volunteers will be 
replied upon for significant input 
and involvement, Roach said, and a 
flexible work schedule would be 

Anyone interested in serving 
on an Action Team is asked to vol- 
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The deadline to volunteer is 
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Tuesday, November 19, 1996 

Current Sauce 


Demons suffer devastating conference 
loss to McNeese; play-off hopes over 

Brian Satawa 
Staff reporter 

Northwestern could not 
find out a way to beat McNeese 
State for the fifth straight year. 

McNeese State's Derrick 
Beavers ran for 1 1 1 yards, including 
a 36-yard touchdown with 6:16 
remaining that clinched a 20-3 
Southland Football League victory 
Saturday night over Northwestern 
State. Visiting McNeese won its 
first league game and improved to 3- 
7 overall and 1-4 in the conference. 
Northwestern, ranked 25th in 
Division I-AA, lost its second 
straight and dropped to 5-5 overall 
and 2-3 in the SFL. 

The losing Demons played 
most of the game with third-string 
quarterback Mark Gibson, who 
started in place of Warren Patterson. 
Patterson suffered a deep groin pull 
in last week's loss to Troy State and 
backup Brandon Emanuel sustained 
a badly sprained ankle late in that 
game, sidelining him for the rest of 
the season. 

McNeese held 
Northwestern, which came into the 
game averaging 432 yards, to just 

263 yards. Northwestern, averaging 
260 yards rushing, managed only 
117 on 40 tries. 

, "We were hurting at quar- 
terback and it showed," said Demon 
coach Sam Goodwin. "We hoped 
Warren would be able to do more 
than he did, but he did as much as he 
could with his injury. Mark is very 
limited throwing the ball, especial- 
ly into the wind, and that really hurt 
us in the first and fourth quarters." 

Beavers' touchdown came 
with 6:16 left to play, capping a 71- 
yard drive after Northwestern failed 
on a fourth-and-5 at the McNeese 29 
with 9:31 to go. Beavers gained his 
1 1 1 yards on 22 carries. 

McNeese opened the scor- 
ing with 3:42 left in the first quarter 
on a 1-yard run by Earnest 
McGowan. Northwestern, with a 25 
mph wind at its back, moved to the 
McNeese 12 but Eric Collins missed 
a 29-yard field goal. 

Collins hit a 23-yarder 13 
seconds before halftime to draw the 
Demons within 7-3. 

McNeese opened the third 
quarter with an impressive 11 -play, 
80-yard drive into the wind capped 
by a 1-yard sneak by quarterback 
Tim Leger, lifting the Cowboys up 

13-3 despite a missed conversion 

Northwestern never made 
it inside the McNeese 29 again. 
The Demons were held without a 
touchdown for the first time in 31 
games, dating back to a 20-0 loss to 
Southern in the 1994 season opener. 
Ironically, Northwestern relied on a 
reserve quarterback in that game as 
well, with Emanuel playing in place 
of injured starter Brad Laird. 

McNeese did not commit a 
turnover for the first time this sea- 
son. For the second straight game. 
Northwestern did not force any 

"I'm really embarrassed by 
this performance," said Goodwin. "I 
want to congratulate Bobby and his 
team because they didn't make the 
mistakes they've been making. 
They're much better than their 
record indicates and we knew that 
coming in." 

The Demons conclude 
their season this Saturday in the 
"Battle for Chief Caddo," against 
Stephen F. Austin. This will be the 
last game for 16 Demon seniors and 
we hope they will be able to go out 
with a victory. 

Volleyball team loses final match 
of season to Southwest Texas 

Running back Brian Jacquet dodges a Cowboy in Saturday's game against 
McNeese. Jacquet is a junior from Port Arthur, Texas, photo by Eric Dutile 

Rodeo team ranked in the top five 
going into the second half of season 

Matthew Baum 

Contributing writer 

The Lady Demon Volleyball 
Team ended the season at home 
against Texas San Antonio, Friday 
night and against Southwest Texas, 
Saturday afternoon. 

The Demons made a charge in 
the third game against Texas San- 
Antonio, but San Antonio prevailed 
15-3, 15-8 and 15-12. 

The Lady Demons did not go 
out without a fight against 
Southwest Texas. They lost the first 
game of the afternoon 1 5-4, but then 
came back and won the second 
game 15-11. Southwest won the 
next two games 15-3 and 15-6 to 
win the match. 

Amidst the loss the Demons 
out-blocked Southwest 10-6. They 
also had more digs as a team with 58 
compared to Southwest's 55. 

Northwestern senior Maggie 
Ehlers ended her college career with 
a bang, nine of them to be exact. 
Ehlers had nine kills against 
Southwest and lead the team with a 

.391 hitting percentage. 

Seniors Delphia Livings and' 
Amy Warren made some fireworks 
of their own on the way out the door. 
Livings had eight kills and made a 
measurable contribution on defense 
with 12 digs. Warren had 11 kills 
and lead the team with three block] 

"We will miss our seniors," 
Demon Volleyball Coach Mary 
DeJute said. "It will be hard to find 
talent to replace theirs." 

Power-hitter Tiffany Cronin 
"dropped the bomb" on Southwest 
offensively with 14 successful kills 
and lead the Demons defensively 
with 15 digs. 

"I haven't worked with any of 
these players prior to this year and 
I'm pleased with how we played," 
Coach DeJute said. "We only had 
two weeks before the season to put a 
team together and you can not put a 
whole team unit together that's 
going to be extremely competitive in 
that short period of time." 

The Demons finished the sea- 
son 6-27 overall. 

The Demon Volleyball Team will 

spend the rest of the semester recov- 
ering" and allowing their battle scars 
to heal. 

"The players need some time off to 
physically recoup," Coach DeJute 
said. "The season is very long for 
them especially because they com- 
pete so often." 

Coach DeJute and assistant coach 
Alexis Dankulic are looking for- 
ward to the nontraditional season. 
The non-traditional season will 
include 12 weeks of practice and 
four tournaments this coming 

"I am extremely excited about the 
spring," coach DeJute said. "We are 
already talking about what we're 
going to do to improve certain play- 
ers and I think the players are excit- 
ed because they know that the spring 
will give them the time they need to 

The volleyball team will be relative- 
ly young next year with returning 
senior Tiffany Cronin, juniors Lori 
Dyer, Kendra Peters, Andrea Zegac 
and sophomores Lynar Deluca, Kim 
Hand, Gretchen Hecht, and Heather 

Angela Hennigan 

Staff reporter 

Northwestern's Intercollegiate 
Rodeo Team has hung up their ropes 
and spurs, but only for a little while. 
The team wrapped up the first half 
of the season this past weekend in 
Nacadoches, TX and will begin the 
second half in February sitting in the 
Top 5 in the team standings. 

According to Chad Hagan, the 
jPresident of the NSU Rodeo Team, 
eight of the 13 members on the team 
finished in the Top 10 in the 
Southern Region in their events. 
Hagan will enter the second half of 
the rodeo season in second place in 
the steer wrestling. The other mem- 
bers who are in the Top 10 are: 

Scott Welch and Lane Holland, 
Steer Wrestling; Steven Perkins, 
Team Roping; Todd Covington, 
Calf Roping; Seth Jones, Bareback 
Riding; Josh Johnson, Bull Riding; 
and Jody Butler, Breakaway 
Roping. Other members of the team 
are Brandon Rayburn, Matt Gillen, 
Cory Domangue, Candice Blair, and 
Kim Dowden. 

Three team members have also 
been chosen to hold leadership posi- 
tions for the National Intercollegiate 
Rodeo Association (NIRA). Hagan 
is the Student Director for the entire 

"My job is to be at every rodeo 
in case any of the student athletes 
have a problem, they can come to 
me so that I can help them solve it," 

Hagan said. 

Two other leaders from NSU 
are Scott Welch and Steven Perkins. 
Both Welch and Perkins were cho- 
sen as regional event directors by 
the NIRA over the calf roping and 
team roping events, respectively. 

The student event directors 
work with the rodeo officials to 
ensure all the athletes of fair compe- 
tition. "When a competitor has a 
problem with a ruling, they come to 
us," Welch said. " We then go to the 
judges and the Student Director to 
take care of the situation." 

NSU's team will compete at six 
rodeo's next semester with hopes of 
making it to the NIRA finals in 
Rapid City, South Dakota next June. 

Women's Cross Country team 
places 11th in the District VI meet 

Athlete of the Week; 3-letter senior 
offensive lineman Jody Ferguson 

Philip Wise 
Staff reporter 

From the ashes of defeat 
rises a remarkable player worthy of 
being named Athlete of the Week. 

Jody Ferguson has proved 
himself time and time again to be 
one of the most consistent offensive 
lineman the Demons have had in the 
last three seasons. Ferguson is a 6-1 
307 lbs. three ( time starter for 
Norhtwestem's football club. 

Originally from Orange, 
Texas, Ferguson has shown that he 
is a valuable asset to the Demons. 
He can make the block, especially 
when it counts. With his never-say- 
die attitude he is a strong force to be 
reckon with. 

"I have been pleased with 
his performance, not just in this last 
game, but all year," expressed Steve 
Mullins offensive line coordinator. 
Mullins also said, "Jody plays hard 
from the snap of the ball to the end 

Of play." 

In the Northwestern, 
McNeese State game Ferguson fin- 
ished with 7 knock-down blocks and 

carried an 84% average to the end of 
the game. For those who don't know 
about the ranking system for perfor- 
mance, any scoring over 80% is 
admirable for an offensive linemen. 
In years past there has been one 
90% rank that can be thought of by 
Sports Information's Doug Ireland. 

"Jody is the most consistent 
lineman we have had in the 
years." Sam 

As you can see a 84% rank is not 
something to be taken lightly. 

Head Coach Sam Goodwin 
said, "Jody is the most consistent 
offensive lineman we have had in 
the last three years." "He is a steady 
performer and a leader on the offen- 
sive line. He does a great job of 
pulling and leading on running 
plays," Goodwin added. 
Northwestern has been ranked in the 
nation in the top 10 total offense in 
the last three years and Jody 
Ferguson has be there to help make 
it happen. We were also ranked 
nationally for the top 10 teams for 

the most rushing. 

When asked about the 
teams performance this season 
Ferguson had this to say, "We have a 
lot more potential than we have 
shown." On a personnel perfor- 
mance note he said, "I play the best 
I can whenever I go out there". 

Ferguson was red- 

offensive shirted in 1991 He 
onensrve started play in 1993 

last three as a backup, playing 
~ , . in three varsity 
(jQOQWin games and all three 
junior varsity games, 
earning him a letter. 
Ferguson has had an outstanding 
past performance with the Demons. 
In 1994 he started all 11 games as 
right tackle. During the McNeese 
game of that season he finished with 
eight knockdown blocks and graded 
80%. Last season Ferguson played 
six games at right tackle and three at 
left tackle. 

Ferguson has had many 
great performances throughout his 
career with the Demons. Ferguson 
carries great Demon spirit and pride 
with him every time he steps on the 
football field. 

Eli/aheth V. Crump 

Staff reporter 

Ladies cross country team 
came in 11th place Friday at the 
-NCAA District VI meet at the Eagle 
Point Golf Course on the campus of 
North Texas State in Denton , TX. 

Out of 15 schools running in 
Friday's district meet the Lady 
Demon's came in 11th which held 
them back from reaching their goal 
of making the top ten. 

"I am proud of our girls," 
women's cross country coach, 
Bridgett Cobb, said. "Thirty-six 
schools had the opportunity to go to 
district and out of those 36, 15 were 
chosen. I am glad we were a part of 

Cobb said she felt this was a 
good opportunity for the team 
because they were able to run 

against bigger schools. This helped 
the girls see where they are in their 
training and where they need to be 
for next year. 

"A positive is that four of our 
seven girls are freshman," Cobb 
added, "which means they can build 
up and do better in coming years." 

In a 3.1 mile run, freshman, 
Christal Traylor, finished first for 
NSU in 19:12. Following Traylor 
for NSU in second was freshman, 
Jody Gowdy. Gowdy finished as 
NSU's top runner at the SLC meet 
which lead the cross-country team 
into district. Coming in third for 
NSU was Molly Magill. 

"The meet went extremely 
well," Traylor said. "We have 
improved from past years and I was 
very happy with this season." 

"I am proud of these girls. 
They came in off of an emotional 

high by winning 2nd in conference 
and as long as they were ready to 
run Friday, that is all that I could 
ask," Cobb remarked. 

Although the cross-country 
season ended on Saturday the girls 
will have two weeks off then begin 
training indoors. 

"Indoor track is the same as 
outdoor track except the track is 
only 200 meters around," Traylor 
said. "This is what all cross-country 
runners run. We begin that after 
Thanksgiving and I think we'll all 
be ready. This has been a great sea- 
son for all of us and I am very proud 
of our team." 

"This was a great way to end 
the season and I hope the team is as 
proud of themselves as I am of 
them," Cobb concluded. 

Northwestern hosts rowing marathon 

Aneeln Hennigan 

Staff reporter 

The Natchitoches 
Northwestern Marathon Rowing 
Championship was held last 
Saturday with one NSU team walk- 
ing away with a first place medal. 

The rowing event, which is an 
official 26 mile, 365 yard rowing 
race, has been held during the sec- 
ond weekend of November for the 
past seven years and has grown con- 
siderably each year. This year 80 
boats were entered, ten more than 
last year, with over 325 competitors 

filling up Cane River Lake. 
According to Allen Eubanks, 
President of NSU's rowing team, 
there were competitors from all over 
the world. "We had entries ranging 
from Germany to the local area," 
Eubanks said. "We had some 
Olympic class athletes here and that 
made the competition even better." 

The overall team winner was 
the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga with the fastest time of 
the weekend, two hours and 40 min- 
utes. Northwestern's one entry was 
a woman's four boat who finished 

Other schools who entered 
were Rice University, Oklahoma 
State, and the University of 
Michigan. Most entries came from 
the Southeast and Midwestern 
states. Cane River has become well 
known across the world as a premier 
spot to row on and that is apparent 
every spring when people travel 
thousands of miles to practice on it. 

The event ended with a gumbo 
dinner. As each contestant turned in 
their bow number after the race, 
they received a bowl gumbo. This 
was a fine way to regain strength 
after a 26 mile row. 

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Dr. Randall J. Webb, who took 
over the office of the NSU President 
this summer, saw his dream become 
an official reality when he was 
invested Nov. 20. 

The Investiture Ceremony was 
held at A. A. Fredericks Auditorium 
where the Board of Trustees for the 
University of Louisiana System offi- 
cially invested all of the powers, 
duties and responsibilities of the 
office of President of Northwestern 
to Webb. 

According to quest speaker Dr. 
Aubrey Lucas, president of the 
University of Southern Mississippi, 

these duties and responsibilities can 
be quite overwhelming at times. 

"You probably heard about the 
president who died and went to hell 
and was there two weeks before he 
realized he was dead," Lucas joked. 

Lucas continued his "Charge to 
the President" by asking all faculty, 
staff and students to help Webb 
become president of Northwestern, 
because effective presidents are not 
born, they are made. 

The one trait that sets success- 
ful leaders apart from others, Lucas 
said, is persistence. 

"Great presidents help create 
universities through persistent lead- 
ership, which relentlessly pursues a 
vision of an institution that can be 
better, regardless of how good it 
may now be," Lucas said. 

The ceremony also included 
speakers from the University who 
congratulated Webb and extended 
their continued support. 

SGA President Carlton 
Downey, greeted Webb on behalf of 
the student body, and issued a chal- 
lenge to all students. 

"I challenge you today as stu- 
dents to stand behind Dr. Webb, to 
stand behind this administration and 
know that they are working in our 
best interest at all times," Downey 

"It is gratifying that the leader- 
ship of the institution has been 
placed in the hands of an educator 
whose roots at Northwestern are 
deep and enduring," Thomas 
Chester, Northwestern Alumni 
Association president, said. 

Dawn Wilson, assistant to the 
President of University of Louisiana 
System, spoke on behalf of the pres- 
ident who was not in attendance. 

"We are confident he [Webb] 
will'lead this institution into the 21st 
century with unprecedented vision 
and direction," Wilson said. 

Webb responded by outlining 
several goals he would like to see all 
employees and students attain. 

These goals are to provide top 
quality instruction, advising and ser- 
vices to the students; to strengthen 
the quality of all areas of the univer- 
sity through continual assessment; 
to strengthen instruction, services 
and communication through the use 
of technology. 

Webb also mentioned a com- 
mitment to encourage scholarship 

and creative endeavors on the part of 
the faculty; to move Northwestern 
toward a higher level of distinction 
through private fund-raising in sup- 
port of academic scholarships; and 
to create a climate on the campus 
where personal relationships are 
prized and where people speak and 
listen carefully to each other. 

Webb said that if all employees 
and students will work cooperative- 
ly together, care about one another 
and focus on the needs of the stu- 
dents "Northwestern can become a 
model of institutional integrity and 
configure prominently on the 
national scene." 

Webb also spoke of four princi- 
ples he would like to instill in all 
NSU students as his parents instilled 
in his life. That is to love and trust 

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State audit finds problems with scholarships 


Irregularities in Northwestern's 
scholarship distribution and improp- 
er use of University property were 
both found during a recent audit, 
making teams of state auditors take 
a closer look at the Louisiana uni- 
versity system. 

Since auditors found discrepan- 
cies in both NSU's and LSU's schol- 
arship programs, Legislative 
| Auditor Daniel G. Kyle is making 
| Plans to send teams of auditors into 
I north and south Louisiana to con- 
duct audits at all universities. 

The NSU audit covered the fis- 
ffer voH° cal period ending June 3Q m6 and 

I found problems with the way the 
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| a nd grants. 

Auditors also found the use of 
university property for political and 
Personal activity by NSU Vice 
President of University Affairs John 
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council duties, Kyle stated in the 

"As a result, the vice president 
appears to have misused university 
assets for his own personal gain 
which may violate state laws and 
regulations," the audit states. 

Winston told the Alexandria 
Daily Town Talk last week that his 
office would not be used for politi- 
cal purposes anymore. 

According to Kyle, the most 
serious problem revealed by the 
audit was its handling of grants and 
scholarship money. Auditors found 
that the University "does not have 
adequate controls in place to ensure 
that scholarships are awarded to eli- 
gible students." 

Thirty-six NSU students 
received $24,106 of Award 
Scholarships, but did not have an 
application or award letter on file to 
show that the money was properly 

authorized. Three other students 
received $9,000 of Louisiana 
Scholars' College Scholarships 
without an acceptance or award let- 
ter on file, and five students received 
$15,000 of LSCS when they didn't 
have the ACT or SAT test score to 
qualify for the scholarships. 

Also, four students received 
$2,550 of Outstanding Student 
Award Scholarships who did not 
have the required application and 
award letter on file. Auditors could 
not find any documentation that the 
awards were authorized. 

The ACT or SAT scores for 16 
of the students who received 
$11,475 of OS AS were not docu- 
mented or were below established 
standards, the audit stated. Nine stu- 
dents received $3,825 or OSAS in 
the spring 1996 semester although 
they didn't have the required 2.5 
grade point average in the fall 1995 

In a statement issued by the 

University, President Dr. Randall J. 
Webb said "When I assumed the 
presidency, I requested that legisla- 
tive auditors conduct a thorough and 
comprehensive audit of the universi- 
ty- The findings at Northwestern 
were procedural in nature, and 
extensive attention is being directed 
toward refining and improving those 

"I am confident that the opera- 
tion of the University will be 
enhanced as a result of this compre- 
hensive audit," Webb stated. 

The problems revealed in the 
LSU audit lead to the resignation of 
LSU Chancellor William "Bud" 
Davis and his aide David "Sonny" 

Editor's note: The informa- 
tion for this article was taken 
from articles in The Alexandria 
Daily Town Talk and The Advocate, 
and the NSU News Bureau. 

God absolutely, to love others as 
yourself, to be forgiving and ask for 
forgiveness from those we have 
wronged and to cherish and revere 
Northwestern State University. 

Most importantly, though, 
Webb said that he hoped all would 
remember one characteristic that he 
feels will enhance human relation- 
ships and strengthen organizational 
systems here at NSU and in life, 
seek first to understand and be 

Webb concluded his address to 
the university by saying that he~is 
the most fortunate man in the world, 
"fortunate because I have the oppor- 
tunity to lead toward greatness, a 
university that I honor and love." 

Certification of Intent should 
ensure class openings for students, 
not make life more difficult 

Nakia Bodlev 

Staff reporter 

An enormous amount of stu- 
dents registering early for the spring 
semester are bewildered about a pol- 
icy possibly obligating them to pay 
all fees associated with registration 
even if they do not attend school 
next semester. 

This policy, the Certification of 
Intent, has been instated to ensure 

obligated to pay registration fees 
unless they properly resign from the 

"They [the student] must look 
at the schedule of classes," Bell stat- 
ed. "We have three resignation 
policies in there and you have to 
cancel your registration before the 
first day of classes. If you wait until 
the first day of class [to resign] you 
will be charged 10 percent [of your 
total fees]." 

'What Fm trying to do is to clean up 
the schedule and cancel registration 
for the students who are not planning 
to return to NSU/' 

-Lillie Frazier Bell 

that students who pre-register plan 
on attending school in the spring 
semester or take the proper steps to 
resign before the first day of classes. 

"What I'm trying to do is to 
clean up the schedule and cancel 
registration for the students who are 
not planning to return to NSU," 
Lillie Frazier Bell, acting registrar, 
said. "This way we will free the 
sections for high demanding class- 

The intent form will be sent to 
students local addresses. The stu- 
dent should then sign and return it to 
the Registrar's Office by Dec. 13 at 
4:30 p.m. By returning this form, 
your classes are promised to you 
and NSU is guaranteed that you will 
be returning next semester. 

"We are requiring you to return 
it [the Certification of Intent] to us 
so we can hold your classes and you 
are assuring us that 'yes I do want 
these classes and please do not can- 
cel my registration"' Bell said. 

If a student does not return the 
intent form their classes will eventu- 
ally be canceled. They will have to 
re-register during regular registra- 
tion in January. Bell encourages all 
students to return the form as soon 
as possible. If you do not receive 
the document by Dec. 13 you 
should go to the registrar's office to 
complete the form. 

Those students who do sign the 
intent form and later decide not to 
attend school next semester are 

Bell explained that if a student 
waits too long to resign, they will 
have to assume responsibility for the 
total amount of their registration 

The main reason this policy 
was adopted is because of the enor- 
mous amount of people failing to 
resign once the semester had begun. 

"We would send out thousands 
of letters to students asking 'are you 
attending, are you not attending'," 
Bell commented. "We would get a 
lot of letters back from people not 
attending. There were a lot of 
classes we would have to go in and 
cancel registration for. The problem 
with this was that it was too late for 
the students who were attending 
school this semester to registrar for 
those classes." 

Many students think this policy 
will benefit the University but feel it 
should have been explained more 

"They [the University] need to 
explain the policy in more detail," 
Kim Linscomb, an education major 
said. "I thought you were automat- 
ically obligated to pay after you 
signed the intent form. I think it is a 
good thing because it is giving other 
people the opportunity to get into 
the classes they need." 

Other students seem to share 
mixed feels on the issue. "I don't 
think it is good or bad," Brian ML. 
Lomio, a junior said. "It is just 
another one of NSU's bright ideas." 

Campus Briefs 

The Current Sauce 

Tuesday, December 3, 1996 

Christmas Gala 

The Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. and Alice E. Dear Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts at NSU will sponsor its annual Christmas Gala for the 
Natchitoches community Friday, at 7p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks 
Auditorium. Admission is free. Two other performances for area school 
children will be held Friday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

Commencement Speaker 

Melba L. Steeg will be the commencement speaker at Northwestern 
State University's Fall Commencement Exercises Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in 
Prather Coliseum. A successful business executive and civic leader in 
New Orleans, Steeg is president of Investing and Developing, Inc., a 
commercial and residential real estate developing and financing corpo- 
ration. Steeg, a native of Mansfield, earned a degree in education at 
Northwestern. She has become one of the University's most distin- 
guished graduates and was named to the NSU Hall of Distinction, the 
Long Purple Line, in 1994. 

Art Exhibit 

Northwestern State University student Ben Tilley will present an art 
exhibit, "Life and Beyond," Dec. 2-6 in the Colset Gallery of the Orville 
Hanchey Art Gallery. Tilley is a graduating senior who will earn a bach- 
elor's degree in art in December. 

Understanding Symbolic Woundedness 

The Mercy Center for Healing the whole person is a non-profit 501 - 
C(3) corporation established in Colorado Springs in 1988. They pro- 
vide training and education for healing the whole person. They are com- 
mitted to helping those who are financially distressed, and rely on pub- 
lic organizations to help us inform participants of our services. There 
will be a workshop on December 14th entitled "Understanding 
Symbolic Woundedness." It will be held at Holy Cross Church in 
Natchitoches, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $20 pre-registered and 
$25 at the door. To register, call 352-3750. 

Campus Connections 

Phi Kappa Phi 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initiates who did not attend the initiation 
ceremony Nov. 12 may pick up their pins and certificates in the office 
of Sara Burroughs, Kyser 314L. Members who will graduate in 
December 1997 or May 1998 are invited to apply for the $1,000 Phi 
Kappa Phi scholarship, to be awarded at the Honors Banquet in March, 
by leaving their names with Burroughs. 

Fencing Club 

There will be an informal meeting for a fencing club which is being 
established for the upcoming spring semester in conjunction with con- 
tinuing education. The meeting will be held on the third floor of the 
Student Union at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A fencing coach from Alexandria will 
be instructing the classes. Any person enrolled in Northwestern or 
LSMSA may attend. 

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Ginger McClelland 
Contributing writer 

The Baptist Student Union and 
the Catholic Student Organization 
are two of many religious organiza- 
tions at NSU that serve the spiritual 
needs of Northwestern students. 

The BSU was first started to 
help Baptist students grow in their 
relationship with Christ and to assist 
students in discerning God's plan 
for their lives. Today the purpose of 
the BSU remains the same, yet, stu- 
dents from all denominations attend. 

The president of the BSU, Matt 
Endris, a senior psychology major, 
says, " all a person has to do to be 
involved is walk through the front 
doors of the building." 

Once a person walks through 
the front doors there are many ways 
to become active. If interested in 
singing, try out for Inner Peace or 
Fresh Encounter. There is also 'the 
group Heaven Bound for those inter- 
ested in any type of drama. 

These three groups worship 
God at BSU worship services and 
they travel to surrounding churches. 

A person can also be on the 
prayer chain, have a prayer partner, 
go to Women on Missions meetings, 
Student Ministers Fellowship meet- 
ings, and, in the spring, men will be 
able to attend devotional group 

During the year, the BSU trav- 
els to different parts of the state for 
Spring Assembly, Fall Convention, 
Evangelism Conference, student 
missions conferences, mission trips, 
and in the summer, a national stu- 
dent conference is held at Glorietta, 
New Mexico. Also some students 
give up their summers to go on sum- 
mer missions. 

On Wednesday at 8:30 p.m a 
worship service is held where the 
main focus is worshipping Jesus, 
and it is also offered as a time for 
fellowship with Christians. For the 
remainder of the semester a special 
Christmas service will be held on 
Dec. 4, and a late night study break- 
fast on Dec. 1 1 . 

The CSO was first started as a 
time for Catholic students to get 
together and pray. This organization 
has blossomed into a campus church 

that provides Eucharist's, devotions, 
Bible studies, vespers, counseling 
and prayer services for students of 
all denominations. 

The CSO is still growing. In 
. October of 1995 the CSO and Holy 
Cross Catholic Church celebrated 
the completion of the $540,000 ren- 
ovation of their building. 

The building is used not only 
for regular church services, but also 
for all of the masses held to serve 
the needs of the CSO. 

The most popular time for stu- 
dents to attend mass is on Sundays 
at 9:30. Also, there is a prayer ser- 
vice on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. which 
is followed by a home cooked meal. 
During the remainder of the semes- 
ter there will be a Finals Prayer Vigil 
and a Christmas Party on Dec. 11. 

To become involved at the CSO 
"all a person has to do is show up," 
said Father Roy, Priest at Holy 

Every registered NSU Catholic 
student is a member of the CSO. 

If a person would like to be an 
active member, there are several 
activities and groups to become 

involved with. 

For example, if a person can 
sing or play a musical instrument 
he/she can sign up to find out how 
he/she can best serve the campus 

Also, one can be on the retreat 
team. This team plans and prepares 
the semesters upcoming retreat that 
is offered to CSO students as a time 
to break away from stressful rou- 
tines and grow spiritually. Other 
ways to become active is playing IM 

The CSO has won the presiden- 
tial award several years in a row for 
their involvement in IM activities. 

Still, another way is to attend 
all state wide conferences that are 
held twice a year by the Louisiana 
Catholic College Students 

Despite the fact that 
Northwestem's mascot is a demon, 
there are many students on campus 
that are very concerned about God's 
plan for their life. James 2:19 
says,". ..even the demons believe..." 
and NSU students have proven that 
to be true. 

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Saturday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through 

"The only limitation for 
$0 Saturdays is a minimum 
of 200 copies on regular 
white copy paper. And the 
sale price is cash and carry 
only ~~ it is not available for 
those customers with 
commercial charge 
accounts,," said Sharon. 

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Army ROTC providing alternative solutions to paying 
for college, gaining leadership and job experience 

If you saw Larry Bergeron or 
Derek Bellows on campus, you 
would not notice any difference in 
them from other college students. 

Larry Bergeron, a junior major- 
ing in general stud- 
ies, and Derek 
Bellows, a senior 
majoring in general 
studies, both man- 
age full time status 
at college while 
supporting a family 
and participating in 
the Army Reserve 
Officer Training 
Corps (ROTC). 

Bergeron carries an 
important role in 
the Demon ROTC 
Battalion. Cadet 
Bergeron serves as 
the Cadet 
Command Sergeant 

In this role, he 
works with the 
Cadet Battalion 
Commander, Derek 
Bellows, a senior 
ROTC student. 

"I suggest 
training and imple- 
ment the policies of 
the Battalion 
C D T / S G M 

Bellows states 
that it is important 
to have a reliable 
person like Cadet 
Bergeron as Sergeant Major to 
maintain accountability and to meet 
the goals of the ROTC battalion. 

Bergeron is participating in the 
Simultaneous Membership Program 
(SMP) with the Army National 
Guard at the 1st of the 156th Armor 
unit in Natchitoches. 

cadet. The Louisiana National 
Guard provides tuition exemption to 
its college participants as well as 
paying for $825 a semester of 

Derek Bellows, Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major of the Demon Battalion, 
drilling cadets on campus recently. 

Any contracted ROTC cadet Bergeron receives approxi- 
without an ROTC scholarship can mately $120 a month for his week- 
enter the National Guard as an SMP end drill participation. A contracted 

cadet, he also receives a $150 a 
month stipend from ROTC. 

Bergeron stated he joined 
ROTC "because of the opportunity 
to go on active duty after I graduate. 

ROTC provides 
me with excel- 
lent leadership 
so I can become 
a United States 
Army officer 
after gradua- 

and Bergeron 
will be commis- 
sioned as 
Lieutenants in 
the United States 

will graduate 
May 1997, and 
would like to 
enter active duty 
as a military 
police officer. 
Bergeron will 
attend Advanced 
Camp this sum- 
mer and gradu- 
ate December 
1997. Bergeron 
desires to enter 
active duty as an 
armor officer. 

If you 
would like to 
know more 
about the ROTC 
program, please 
call Capt. Doyle 
or Lt. Memoli at 357-5156 or 1-800- 

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"House of Blue Leaves" fulfills expectations and then some 

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Contributing writer 

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